Norovirus sickens 260 on first cruise ship to dock in Portland this season

May 9, 2016 3:35 AM

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Norovirus sickens 260 on first cruise ship to dock in Portland this season

Many had recovered from the highly contagious intestinal illness and only six were quarantined in their rooms Sunday aboard the Balmoral, which has now left Portland.

More than 250 passengers and crew members on board the first cruise ship to dock in Portland this season were sickened by the norovirus during their voyage, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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