Hahn Calls On CDC to Work With Local Public Health Officials to Prevent Cruise Ship Illness from Spreading

Hahn Calls On CDC to Work With Local Public Health Officials to Prevent Cruise Ship Illness from Spreading

San Pedro, CA-- Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn released the following statement after the Norwegian Cruise Ship, "Norwegian Joy," was forced to dock at the Port of Los Angeles for the second time in a week due to passenger illness:

"I am calling on the Center for Disease Control to work closely with our LA County Public Health officials to ensure the passenger illnesses aboard the “Norwegian Joy” do not become an infectious disease outbreak here in the harbor area. This is the second time in a week that this ship has been forced to dock at the Port of Los Angeles due to passenger illness and it raises serious concerns about the hygiene of this ship. If the ship is not cleaned to a point that ensures the health and safety of its passengers, it should not be allowed to leave dock."

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  • Joel Barnett
    commented 2019-12-03 09:21:49 -0800
    Norovirus outbreaks are typically caused by contaminated food or water – in food preparation or because of a food prep crew member who was carrying the virus. As unpleasant as stomach illness is for passengers, it can be difficult to pinpoint exact causes or fully determine if a ship is ‘safe’ prior to leaving port.
  • Silvia Borges
    commented 2019-12-03 05:18:05 -0800
    I believe these sicknesses is not so. much due to cleanliness as to the crew members bringing it in Even though they can be healthy looking and pass health tests they are immune but can pass it on (just like when Columbus came to the Indians who had no immunity to such things!