Jul 28, 2014
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Cruise Ship with More Than 80 Sick Passengers, Crew Sails into San Diego Bay

The illness is believed to be the Norovirus.

Cruise Ship with More Than 80 Sick Passengers, Crew Sails into San Diego Bay

A cruise ship on which more than six dozen people have been stricken with stomach flu-like symptoms sailed into San Diego Bay today.

The Crown Princess departed Los Angeles on Saturday for a tour of the California coastline. Since then, 66 passengers and 17 crew members have since fallen ill with what's believed to be the Norovirus, Princess Cruises company spokeswoman Karen Candy said in a statement.

Nororvirus is highly contagious and presents symptoms similar to a stomach flu or food poisoning. The afflicted have been isolated in their cabins, Candy said.

San Diego was a pre-scheduled stop on the cruise's schedule, which also included a stop in Santa Barbara on Wednesday. It is scheduled to return to Los Angeles on Saturday.

—City News Service

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