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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating several cases of Legionnaires’ disease linked to several cruise ships. The illness is caused by Legionella bacteria and is transmitted through inhaling water mist contaminated with the bacteria. The FDA is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the cruise ship industry to identify the source of the outbreak and prevent further cases. The investigation involves examining the cruise ships’ water systems and taking samples for testing. The FDA recommends that anyone experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath after being on a cruise ship seek medical attention immediately.
As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are not issued until a company has been given months to years to correct problems. American Cruise Lines Guilford, CT American Cruise Lines is on notice from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after an inspection of their American Star […]
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