Hundreds of passengers aboard a cruise ship that left Texas shores reported being hit with a mystery illness and being affected with similar symptoms late last month. There were 284 out of 2881 passengers aboard a Princess Cruises ship that reported abdominal cramps and diarrhea, according to a CDC Vessel Sanitation Report released Tuesday, March 7.
The Ruby Princess departed on February 26. The CDC reports that 34 crew members also felt sick. The report says that the crew increased cleaning and disinfection procedures and collected stool samples from people who reported the stomach illness. The crew also distributed notifications and made announcements on the ship.