158 Passengers Hit with Norovirus Aboard Diamond Princess

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Earlier today, an Australia media outlet reported 158 passengers aboard Diamond Princess contracted the Norovirus during a 12-day cruise from Sydney to New Zealand.  The cruise ship arrived in Sydney this morning.

The Norovirus causes inflammation of the stomach and intestines resulting in severely uncomfortable nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps. Local health authorities were notified by Princess Cruises of the outbreak.

Director of the South Eastern Sydney local health district, Professor Mark Ferson, reported 158 of the 4,000 passengers and a number of crew members […]