According to a report by Business Insider, on a Royal Caribbean cruise through the Caribbean this week, over 270 passengers and crew members became sick with norovirus. The USA Today-affiliated Florida Today originally reported that 277 people on the 9,000 passenger vessel, have ben affected, including guests and staff. Owen Torres, a spokesperson for Royal Caribbean, reportedly said, "Oasis of the Seas will return to Port Canaveral a day early after an episode of gastrointestinal illness. A total of 277 guests and crew members have been affected since the ship departed on Jan 6 — about 3.3 percent of the people aboard the ship." Business Insider reports that Norovirus is a contagious gastrointestinal virus with symptoms comparable to food poisoning or the flu.

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