Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say a norovirus was the cause of sickness for more than 400 passengers on board a cruise ship from Charleston. According to Celebrity Cruise spokesperson Cynthia Martinez, 413 passengers on board the ship Mercury became ill on the cruise that left Charleston on February 15.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say it was a norovirus that made the passengers sick with upset stomachs, vomiting and diarrhea. The peak of the illness happened early this week. About 48 people remained in isolation during that time. Medical personnel treated the sick passengers with over-the-counter medicine, which seemed to work well. Nearly 2,600 total passengers were on board the Mercury.