Navy Cancels Deployment Because of Swine Flu

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Navy says it has canceled the
deployment of a ship and ordered its entire crew to be treated with
anti-viral drugs after a crew member's illness was confirmed as
swine flu.

Navy spokesman Lt. Sean Robertson said there are also about 50
suspected cases of the virus from crew members on board the USS
Dubuque, which is based in San Diego. He said the crew member with
the virus and those suspected of being ill from it have already
completed treatment and are recovering.

The ship was scheduled to leave June 1 on a humanitarian mission
to the South Pacific. Robertson said the Navy is exploring options
to still meet their commitments.


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