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CDC: Stomach Bug Strikes Second Cruise Ship

Posted at 1:30 PM, Jan 31, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-31 12:55:42-05

cruise ship(CNN) — Just when cruise lines thought they might be headed for calmer waters …

At least 162 passengers and 11 crew members have reported being ill on board Princess Cruises’ Caribbean Princess, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The institute said health officers would board the ship in Houston to investigate the gastrointestinal illness, which is causing vomiting and diarrhea.

The news follows reports of sickness this week on another cruise ship, this one from the Royal Caribbean line.

Nearly 700 crew and passengers fell ill aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas, the highest number of sick people reported on any cruise ship in two decades, CDC data show.

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