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DOH: 129 passengers and 35 crew members reported ill aboard Queen Victoria cruise ship : Maui Now


February 8, 2024, 5:29 PM HST

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is closely monitoring a reported outbreak of gastrointestinal illness aboard the Queen Victoria cruise ship, which is set to dock in Honolulu on Feb. 12, officials said.

Department officials say the illnesses appear to have occurred during the ship’s voyage between Florida and San Francisco from Jan. 22-Feb. 6. As of Thursday, Feb. 8, 129 passengers and 25 crew members were reported ill, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Mitigation measures such as increased disinfecting of surfaces and isolation of ill passengers and crew have been implemented.

The cause of the illness has not been confirmed at this time, but the symptoms and spread appear to be similar to norovirus.


DOH reports it continues to be in communication with the CDC and will provide more details as they become available.

Source: Maui News

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