Norovirus Spreads on QE2

Cunard's Queen Elizabeth 2 has the unwanted distinction of becoming the first cruise ship in 2007 to confront a norovirus outbreak, after guests showed symptoms only days after the ship embarked on its 2007 world cruise from Southampton, England. Members of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control will inspect the ship when it reaches Acapulco. So far, 263 passengers and 27 crewmembers have displayed symptoms, which include vomiting and diarrhea. Cunard spokesman Brian O'Connor said there are no plans to interrupt the voyage, although special cleaning rules have been followed since the outbreak.

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