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Illness strikes a second cruise ship

Friday, January 31, 2014 - 00:51

Jan. 31 - The Carribean Princess cruise ship returns to its Texas port early after more than 170 passengers and crew members get sick with the norovirus. Linda So reports.

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Another cruise vacation cut short -- this time on the Carribean Princess cruise ship. The ship returned early on Thursday to its home port in Houston, Texas, after an outbreak of the norovirus sickened more than 170 passengers and crew members. They started showing symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea two days into the voyage. Passengers were allowed to disembark from the ship Friday morning after being cleared by customs. This comes just days after another cruise was cut short from a suspected outbreak of the norovirus. Royal Carribean's Explorer of the Seas returned to New Jersey early after hundreds on the ship became violently ill. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED CRUISE PASSENGER SAYING: "I was on the floor I was just laying down I was so sick." Health officers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will board the Carribean Princess on Friday to sanitize the ship before it sets sail for its next trip.

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Illness strikes a second cruise ship

Friday, January 31, 2014 - 00:51