Officials Monday said several passengers who reported feeling ill aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Norwegian Joy suffer from “a stomach-related illness.”
Paramedics sent to Berth 91 at the Port of Los Angeles at 9:17 a.m. Sunday evaluated six passengers and determined that four of them required hospital treatment, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The passengers sought medical assessment for the apparently non-life-threatening illness upon disembarking the cruise ship, Humphrey said.
Of the six people examined, four were sent to a hospital for further medical treatment, according to Humphrey.
The cruise line later issued a statement about the incident, obtained by the Los Angeles Times, that said:
“The safety, security and well-being of our guests and crew is our number one priority. As such, we operate at the very highest public health standards. During Norwegian Joy’s Panama Canal sailing, a few guests on-board experienced a stomach-related illness. To mitigate any impact of this rare occurrence, we implemented stringent sanitation procedures. As always, we will continue to monitor this situation.”
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