19 people report illness on cruise ship in California
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say 19 people aboard a cruise ship reported flu-like illnesses as they reached a Southern California port.
The Los Angeles Fire Department says authorities were called early Sunday to evaluate patients after they fell ill on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship.
Authorities say the patients were evaluated and they declined to be taken to the hospital.
Norwegian says in a statement that stringent sanitation procedures were implemented after a few guests reported a stomach-related illness.
The luxury ship “Joy” was refurbished this year and includes an on-board race track.
The Los Angeles Times reports that paramedics responded to the same ship a week earlier after a report that passengers were ill and four were sent to a hospital for further treatment.