Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, January 25th, 2004
Fifty-three passengers and 11 crew members on Holland America Line's Volendam came down with probable cases of norovirus, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) spokesman Tom Skinner said. The cruise line obtained specimens from some of them to verify whether they had the common illness, he said.
The ship carried about 1400 passengers and about 600 crew members, so about 3.2% of people onboard were sick. The CDC threshold for an outbreak is 3%. The ship returned to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale after completing a...
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