Cruise Ship Quarantined for Swine Flu in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela has quarantined the
passengers and crew of a visiting cruise ship for 10 days while
officials examine crew members with swine flu.

Health official Jorge Alchaer says 1,219 passengers and 460 crew
members of Ocean Dream are still on board the ship. It is docked at
Venezuela's Margarita Island, a popular Caribbean destination.

Ocean Dream is managed by Spanish tour operator Pullmantur. The
passengers' nationalities were not immediately known.

Three crew members tested positive for swine flu during the
cruise, which also stopped in Trinidad and Tobago. Eleven more have
symptoms.

Venezuela has reported 52 swine flu cases. None has been fatal.

Alchaer spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday.


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