In light of the situation, officials in Los Angeles are making every effort to ensure passenger's health, as the Center of Disease Control will collaborate with the LA Country Public Health to keep the situation under control. For the records, this is the second time in a row for this week that the Norwegian Joy had to dock at the Port of Los Angeles, due to passengers' illness.
I am calling on the Center for Disease Control to work closely with our LA County Public Health officials to ensure the passenger illnesses aboard the Norwegian Joy do not become an infectious disease outbreak here in the harbor area.
...as reported by the LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn.
Moreover, the LA Country reported that the "Norwegian Joy" might not be allowed to leave the port until is cleaned, ensuring the passenger's wellness and safety. The vessel's last CDC sanitation inspection was established back on October 27 marking a passing score of 93 out of 100.
The cruise ship arrived at the port of LA on Sunday 1 December, with almost 20 passengers experiencing flu-like symptoms, but none of them needed immediate medical care.
Furthermore, on 24 November, during the cruise ship's 16-day voyage, several passengers appeared to be ill, with six passengers being offered medical care at the pier of Los Angeles and four of them requested to be transmitted to the hospital. That was the first time the illness-phenomenon appeared.
Concluding, according to the Norwegian's company statement, the illness was "stomach-related" with passengers diagnosed with norovirus."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" said a Norwegian Cruise's spokesperson.