Los Angeles: Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics medicated ten people aboard the Norwegian Joy cruise ship for inconsequential medical complaints after the ship docked early Sunday.
It’s been repeated the second time in a week passengers were medicated for illness after coming back from a trip aboard the boat.
The sufferers, on a Mexican Riviera cruise, had minor medical issues, and none were transported to hospitals. It was not immediately revealed what caused the sickness.
Initially, the LAFD was assuming to treat 20 patients “reporting unspecified sickness” as the cruise ship began to dock. The boat was capable of carrying more than 3,600 guests.
During Norwegian Joy’s Mexican Riviera sailing, a few guests onboard experienced a stomach-related illness. “To diminish any impact of this rare occurrence, we implemented stringent sanitation procedures. As always, we will continue to review this situation.”
Norwegian Joy experienced a similar incident last week when, the LAFD said, six passengers arriving in Los Angeles from a Panama Canal voyage were treated for flu-like symptoms.
Those passengers, who arrived in the Port of Los Angeles on November 24, were diagnosed with norovirus, Los Angeles Port Police Lt. Rosario Ferrara.
They were among 127 passengers and six crew members who reported being ill while aboard the ship, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The sick passengers were mostly suffering from diarrhea.
Norwegian Cruise Line employed special cleaning and disinfection procedures in response to the outbreak. Norovirus can cause diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and stomach pain.