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Disney Cruise Stomach Flu Outbreak Sickens 97 as CDC Investigates

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Cruise ships Disney's Wonder (L) and Carnival's Fantasy (R) head for sea on September 2, 2004, from Port Canaveral, Florida. (Bruce Weaver/AFP/Getty Images)

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 01:03 PM

A Disney cruise ship has suffered a stomach flu outbreak that sickened 92 passengers and five crew members, and now the CDC is investigating the cause, The Associated Press reported.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 97 people aboard the Disney Wonder cruise ship reported falling ill. 

The ship had almost 2,700 passengers and almost 1,000 crew members. It left Miami last Wednesday and returned Sunday after going to the Bahamas.

A spokeswoman says Disney Cruise Line implemented added sanitation measures such as continuous cleaning of handrails. Self-service stations at buffets and ice cream stations also were discontinued to limit passenger contact with food.

The ill passengers were confined to their rooms for 24 hours, and cruise activities weren't affected. The primary symptom was vomiting.

The last time a Disney ship had a significant illness outbreak was in 2002.

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