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Hundreds come down with stomach illness during Royal Caribbean cruise

December 18, 2017
Public Health and Wellbeing

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship returned to Florida on Saturday after hundreds of passengers contracted a gastrointestinal illness.

During the five-night cruise, 332 cases of the illness were reported, Owen Torres, a spokesman for Royal Caribbean told CNN in a statement. He stressed that it was a small percentage  5.99%  of the more than 5,000 passengers and crew on board the ship, Independence of the Seas.
“Those affected by the short-lived illness were treated by our ship’s doctors with over-the-counter medication,” Torres said, “and we hope all our guests feel better quickly.”
It is not known what caused the illness.

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Published by: CNN, 17/12/2017