Another Norovirus outbreak has hit the a cruise ship named the Empress of the North, sickening both passengers and crew members.  Full story

Posted by The Oregonian April 11, 2007

Noroviruses appear to be responsible for outbreaks that sickened at least 30 passengers and seven crew members on two March cruise sailings from Portland, a federal official said Wednesday.

Capt. Jaret Ames, acting chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Vessel Sanitation Program, said stool samples from three passengers had tested positive for norovirus. The disease, which spreads rapidly in the close quarters of cruise ships, causes flu-like symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea.