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riversedge

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Mon Feb 26, 2024, 07:43 PM Feb 26

Thousands stranded on Norwegian Dawn cruise ship hit by possible cholera outbreak [View all]

Source: CBS news



By Haley Ott February 26, 2024 / 9:33 AM EST

A Norwegian cruise ship with over 2,000 passengers and 1,000 crew on board has been denied permission to dock in Mauritius over fears of a potential cholera outbreak on board.

At least 15 people on the cruise ship Norwegian Dawn have been isolated and samples were taken for testing on Sunday, according to a statement from the Port of Mauritius. The test results are expected on Tuesday, the Reuters news agency reported.

People on board the ship developed mild stomach symptoms after visiting South Africa for a couple days in mid-February, CBS partner network BBC News reported.

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Cholera, an infection that causes severe diarrhea and dehydration, is rare in the developed world, but it is almost always fatal if left untreated. It is among the deadliest diseases in the world.................

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