The Number of Cruise Illness Outbreaks Is Growing

When cruise ships don’t adhere to proper food sanitation standards, cruise illness outbreaks happen. These are difficult to control since cruise ships confine so many people in a small area. In fact, this year the CDC reported 5 cruise illness outbreaks already this year.

About Cruise Illness Outbreaks

Cruise ships are the ideal breeding grounds for viruses and bacterias like E. colinorovirus and Campylobacter.  This is due to hundreds of people in close quarters touching the same handrails, buffet utensils, and elevator buttons. This raises the chance of spreading. The CDC lists Norovirus as the culprit in more than 90% of diarrheal-related outbreaks on cruise ships. According to their Vessel Sanitation program, this virus victimizes almost 10% of all cruise ships. This percentage keeps growing.

Recent Cruise Illness Outbreaks

Beginning in January, the CDC has reported five cruise illness outbreaks. However, the organization does not know the cause of all of them.

Cruise Ship NameDateNumber of InjuredSymptomsCause
Island Princess of Princess CruisesBetween January 9 and 2471 passengers and 7 crew membersDiarrheaNorovirus and Campylobacter
Azamara Quest of Azamara Club CruisesBetween January 25 and February 820 passengers and 2 crew membersVomiting and DiarrheaUnknown
Queen Victoria of Cunard LineBetween February 21 and March 980 passengers and 10 crew membersDiarrheaEnterotoxigenic E. coli
Celebrity Infinity of Celebrity CruisesBetween April 17 and May 2111 passengers and 7 crew membersVomiting and DiarrheaUnknown
Silver Shadow of Silversea CruisesBetween May 10 and May 2428 passengers and 8 crew membersVomiting and DiarrheaUnknown

Get Help From a Complex Litigation Attorney

A cruise experience is supposed to be a joyous vacation from your everyday life. It isn’t meant to be stressful or painful. If you are the victim of an accident or injury, contact the dedicated professionals at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm.

The Michael Brady Lynch Firm has successfully represented thousands of consumers and recovered millions of dollars for their clients. Firms across the country have recognized our team of attorneys as some of the most experienced and successful in the country. Our award-winning staff is also sought after for our knowledge on complex litigation, scientific evidence development, negotiation strategies and trial tactics.

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Act fast to be able to get the most out of your claim if you or a loved one became sick on a cruise ship.

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