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  • A CDC report issued Thursday showed 139 people on the Queen Victoria, including 16 crew members, have reported gastrointestinal symptoms
  • The cruise line isolated the sick passengers and crew and increased cleaning and disinfection procedure following the mysterious outbreak
  • The main symptoms of those infected include diarrhea and vomiting, according to the report. The source of the illness remains unknown 

More than 130 passengers and crew on board a Cunard Cruise Line ship have fallen ill with diarrhea and vomiting after it set sail from Florida to Aruba on the third-week leg of its 107-day cruise. 

A CDC report issued Thursday showed 139 people on the Queen Victoria, including 16 crew members, have reported gastrointestinal symptoms. 

The cruise line isolated the sick passengers and crew and increased cleaning and disinfection procedure following the mysterious outbreak. 

The main symptoms of those infected include diarrhea and vomiting, according to the report. The source of the illness remains unknown.

There are a total of 1,824 passengers and 967 crew members traveling on the ship, according to the CDC. 

More than 100 passengers and crew fall ill with diarrhea and vomiting after it set sail from Florida to Aruba on third-week leg of 107-day cruise

More than 100 passengers and crew fall ill with diarrhea and vomiting after it set sail from Florida to Aruba on third-week leg of 107-day cruise

A CDC report issued Thursday shows 139 people on board Cunard Cruise Line's Queen Victoria, including 16 crew members, have reported gastrointestinal symptoms

A CDC report issued Thursday shows 139 people on board Cunard Cruise Line’s Queen Victoria, including 16 crew members, have reported gastrointestinal symptoms

The cruise line isolated the sick passengers and crew and increased cleaning and disinfection procedure following the mysterious outbreak

The cruise line isolated the sick passengers and crew and increased cleaning and disinfection procedure following the mysterious outbreak

The CDC confirmed the health agency’s Vessel Sanitation Program is monitoring the situation on board. 

The Queen Victoria set sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on January 22 as part of a 107-night voyage that began in Southhampton, England, on January 11. 

The cruise also stops in Aruba, Guatemala, Cabo San Lucas, San Francisco and Hawaii, Fiji ending on February 12, according to their website. 

The cruise ship is reportedly expected to make a stop in San Francisco on February 7, before it docks in Honolulu five days later. 

This comes just a week several passengers on board a Florida-based cruise ship became infected with an unknown illness. 

The mysterious illness caused one passenger to vomit an unknown blue substance, according to a report. 

Just a few months earlier, a cruise ship was hit by outbreaks of gastro and Covid, with about 300 passengers thought to be affected.

Just a few months earlier, The Grand Princess was hit by outbreaks of gastro and Covid with about 300 passengers thought to be affected

Just a few months earlier, The Grand Princess was hit by outbreaks of gastro and Covid with about 300 passengers thought to be affected 

The laundry on the Grand Princess was shut as it was feared to be an infectious hot spot

The laundry on the Grand Princess was shut as it was feared to be an infectious hot spot 

The Grand Princess, operated by Princess Cruises, can carry 2,600 passengers as well as 1,150 staff and is on an 18-day round trip from Adelaide to Queensland.

It is due to dock back in South Australia on Monday but a spokesperson for Princess Cruises said a number of passengers have reported to the ship’s medical center with respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms.

‘We’ve just got people coughing and sneezing all over the place,’ they said at the time. 

Affected passengers were confined their cabins and provided room service.

The ship’s laundry was also shut after fears it had become an infection hot spot.

Passenger Maureen Monk told the ABC then that it had been apparent people were falling sick on the second day at sea. 

Monk said the captain announced there were Covid cases on board about a week after gastroenteritis had also swept through the ship.

‘Speaking to other guests, it was quite common that the person they were travelling with was confined, or just come out of confinement, or sick,’ Monk said in November. 

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