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CDC investigating after more than 300 sickened aboard Princess Cruises ship
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating an outbreak aboard a Princess Cruises ship that sickened more than 300 passengers and crew.
The Ruby Princess returned to Galveston, Texas, on Monday after 284 passengers and 34 crew members reported gastrointestinal illness, with symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea, the CDC said. It is unclear what caused the symptoms, according to the agency.
The sickened passengers made up 9.9% of the total 2,881 passengers aboard the ship, while the crew members who fell ill made up 2.9% of the total 1,1259 crew.
The cruise ship had departed Galveston on Feb. 26 for a cruise in the Caribbean and returned to Galveston on Monday.
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