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270 People Affected By Norovirus On Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean cruise through the Caribbean this week, over 270 passengers and crew members became sick with norovirus. The USA Today-affiliated Florida Today originally reported that 277 people on the 9,000 passenger vessel, have ben affected, including guests and staff. Owen Torres, a spokesperson for Royal Caribbean, reportedly said, "Oasis of the Seas will return to Port Canaveral a day early after an episode of gastrointestinal illness. A total of 277 guests and crew members have been affected since the ship departed on Jan 6 — about 3.3 percent of the people aboard the ship." Business Insider reports that Norovirus is a contagious gastrointestinal virus with symptoms comparable to food poisoning or the flu.

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