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 BBC:

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.

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