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Gastro outbreak on Ovation of the Seas cruise ship, almost 200 ill

Gastro outbreak on Ovation of the Seas cruise ship, almost 200 ill
Natalie Whiting December 05, 2017

Nearly 200 people have been hit with gastro symptoms while onboard one of the world's largest cruise ships, the Ovation of the Seas, which has today docked in Hobart.

The American-owned ship arrived in the city today, carrying more than 5,800 people.

She has been at sea for 14 days and in that time 195 cases of gastrointestinal illness have been reported, representing just over three per cent of passengers and crew.

Ovation of the Seas, one of the world's largest cruise ships, is owned by Royal Caribbean International which released a statement.

"Those affected by the short-lived illness were treated by our ship's doctors with over-the-counter medication, and we hope all our guests feel better quickly," it said.

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