CDC: 172 people on cruise fell ill with norovirus

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

6 PHOTOS
Cruise Ship norovirus
See Gallery
CDC: 172 people on cruise fell ill with norovirus
In this Oct. 11, 2014 photo, Princess Cruises' Crown Princess leaves the harbor at San Pedro in Los Angeles, bound for a short cruise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 172 people on the Crown Princess arriving in California on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 have fallen ill with the highly contagious norovirus during a nearly monthlong trip. The ship has more than 4,100 people on board and will be met by CDC staff upon arrival in San Pedro, where they will conduct testing and evaluate the response. (AP Photo/Joe Kafka)
Princess Cruises Ship Docks In LA After Norovirus Outbreak http://t.co/PMmy1o77wN (file photo) http://t.co/ngI1XWvXOt
About 170 people on board reported symptoms of the VERY contagious Norovirus on a 28day cruise http://t.co/hxdAtTDKpV http://t.co/kwaCN9rBgU
More than 170 passengers and crew sick with Norovirus on cruise ship bound for Los Angeles http://t.co/e3OwTOItvE http://t.co/gfxj3N2dAd
More than 170 people ill in Norovirus outbreak on cruise ship that is now in San Pedro http://t.co/jCQV7CDjAO http://t.co/FDQnUEdtQO
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION


LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 172 people on a cruise ship arriving in California on Sunday have fallen ill with the highly contagious norovirus during a nearly monthlong trip.

The Crown Princess has more than 4,100 people on board and will be met by CDC staff upon arrival in San Pedro. CDC staff will conduct testing and evaluate the response.

Princess Cruises has "enacted our stringent disinfecting protocols" developed in consultation with the CDC and will do a deep cleaning of the ship and terminal in Los Angeles before departing Sunday night for a weeklong cruise through the Mexican Riviera, said spokeswoman Susan Lomax.

Passengers Fall Ill With Norovirus On Carnival Cruise Ship

In April, 129 people on the same ship contracted norovirus during a seven-day cruise off the California coast. Lomax said that the ship went through the same stringent disinfecting process after it docked.

"As it is the cold and flu season, when the stomach flu circulates on land, we encourage all of our guests to be diligent in following the widely accepted practices of frequent hand washing with soap and water and the use of hand sanitizers," Lomax said.

Symptoms of norovirus include vomiting, diarrhea, fever and body aches. According to the CDC, most people recover within three days.

The 28-day cruise visited Hawaii and Tahiti.

More from AOL.com:
Hagel says US speeding up training of Iraqi forces
Cause of deadly leak at Texas plant still unknown
World leaders cuddle up to koalas at G-20 Summit

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners