Swine Flu Halts Aid Ship
Posted on May 6, 2009
Can we seriously stop this already? A U.S. Navy vessel has halted an aid mission to the South Pacific because one sailor has developed the swine flu/bacon flu/North American flu/H1N1/most current strain of influenza.
The US navy is postponing an aid mission to the South Pacific after a sailor on the vessel scheduled to take the trip developed swine flu.
Nearly 50 others sailors on the California-based USS Dubuque also showed symptoms of the new H1N1 virus.
A US Navy spokesman said officials would be looking at other alternatives to meet the mission’s objectives.
Earlier, a woman from Texas become the first US resident believed to have died from swine flu.
The woman—from Cameron County, close to the US border with Mexico—died earlier this week, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) said.
Scene of the swine: The Navy amphibious transport dock ship Dubuque was waylaid by one confirmed case of H1N1.