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Over 300 fall ill aboard Royal Caribbean cruise

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 06:00
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Ill-fated trip: The 10-day cruise of the Explorer of the Seas will now end two days earlier. - PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

[WASHINGTON] More than 300 passengers and crew members fell ill aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, many with vomiting and diarrhoea, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Sunday. Royal Caribbean confirmed the outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness, saying that the 10-day cruise would