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Norovirus outbreak-allegedly-hits Norwegian Cruise Line’s ship, the sickening lot of passengers

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A cruise ship was allegedly hit by an outbreak of the Norovirus.

The photos of the ship at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Calif., have sprung up on social media.

The footage showed a group of passengers, apparently being screened separately from other passengers.

The outbreak has taken place in the Norwegian Joy of the ship, the Spiegel magazine reported. The ship was on a 16-day cruise, leaving from Florida. Crews reportedly rushed to a number of passengers from the ship when it docked, even though it was not clear how many were affected by it.

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Peter Krajewski, has said that he is on the boat, and shared a photo of the scene at the docks. He wrote, “Just got off the Norwegian Joy at the port of Los Angeles, california. The ship was engaged in a Norovirus outbreak in the last couple of days, but none of the passengers suspected that it was as bad as it was. Apparently, hundreds of people had been acutely ill in the ship’s hull.”

In a statement obtained by Fox News, a spokesperson for Norwegian Cruise Lines, said: “The safety and well-being of our guests and crew is our number one priority. As such, we operate to the highest standards of public health. While the Norwegian Delight, Panama Canal cruising, and a couple of guests onboard experienced a gastrointestinal-related illness. For the mitigation of the potential impact of this rare event, we have strict hygiene procedures. As always, we will continue to monitor the situation.”

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Krajewski, also posted on Twitter, “the Ill passenger from the Norwegian Joy to be screened separately from the rest of the disembarking passengers.”

In a statement, obtained by the Mirror, the Los Angeles Fire department, said, “LAFD staff will continue to examine the several persons who are ill, while on board any of the currently docked ship to disembark the passengers. A yet to be determined number of sick passengers is headed by the desire for further medical assessment or ambulance transport services are still being evaluated on by LAFD Paramedics. None of the patients are currently displaying life-threatening symptoms.”

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