Cruise pas­sen­gers sick­ened by norovirus

North Bay Nugget - - WORLD NEWS -

MI­AMI — More than 150 pas­sen­gers on royal caribbean’s oa­sis of the seas have been hit with an out­break of norovirus as it sailed from Florida to Ja­maica.

Pas­sen­gers took to so­cial me­dia on Wed­nes­day, tweet­ing they were forced to stay on­board the cruise ship after dock­ing in Fal­mouth, Ja­maica, on Wed­nes­day for what was sup­posed to be a day of ex­cur­sions.

The ship left Port canaveral on Florida’s At­lantic coast on sun­day. it is on a seven-night cruise through the caribbean with a stop planned in cozumel, Mex­ico, be­fore re­turn­ing. cruise spokesman owen Tor­res told Florida To­day late Wed­nes­day that 167 cases of gas­troin­testi­nal ill­ness had been re­ported since sun­day.

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