CDC investigating gastrointestinal sickness outbreak on Viking cruise

The Facilities for Illness Command and Prevention says it is investigating an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness on a recently concluded Viking Cruises’ voyage.

The wellness agency documented that 114 out of 640 passengers and 4 crew associates out of 404 on board the Viking Sea ship reported diarrhea induced by an not known agent. Those people totals do not replicate any symptoms that emerged right after disembarkation.

According to iCruise, the transatlantic cruise embarked from Barcelona on Nov. 29 and expended two months traveling to cities in Spain, Portugal, Morocco and St. Maarten ahead of ending its voyage in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday.

As a consequence of the outbreak, the CDC pointed out that Viking Cruises has elevated cleaning and disinfection protocol according to the ship’s “outbreak prevention and reaction plan” and also collected stool specimens from travellers and crew that have been despatched for testing.