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CDC investigating outbreak on Galveston-based cruise ship after 300-plus become ill

Posted on · Nearly 10 percent of the passengers aboard Princess Cruises' Ruby Princess between Feb. 26 and March 5 reported symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea. Princess Cruises said the "likely" cause of the gastrointestinal illnesses was norovirus.

A man with COVID-19, wearing a protective cover, is transferred from the emergency room to a COVID-19 unit at Starr County Memorial Hospital in Rio Grande City, Texas.

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Texas’ chief epidemiologist hopeful as COVID-19 hospitalizations fall to 2-year low

Posted on · Texas’ Chief State Epidemiologist says nearly 99% of the state population has developed at least some immune response to COVID-19. However, other public health experts caution the virus can be unpredictable.

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