Swine Cruise

Add this to the list of impacts from cruise ship discharges……


Last updated May 11, 2009 4:16 p.m. PT
Alaska awaits verification of swine flu finding

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — State health officials had expected to get verification Monday that a crew member aboard a cruise ship in Alaska waters contracted swine flu. But officials may have to wait a bit longer.

Ann Potempa, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Health and Social Services, says it looks increasingly unlikely the verification will come by the end of the day.

Dr. Jay Butler, Alaska’s chief medical officer, announced Sunday that the crew member aboard the Serenade of the Seas had tested positive for swine flu.

No other people aboard the ship have reported flu-like symptoms since the woman became ill on May 2.

~ by fredfelleman on May 11, 2009.

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