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Date Published: June 30, 2009
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Swine Flu Cases Confirmed Among Cruise Ship Crew
Princess Cruises has confirmed that 14 crewmembers on Emerald Princess' June 25 Baltic cruise have tested positive for the H1N1 virus, formerly known as swine flu.

In a statement, Princess said that no passengers aboard the cruise have been infected.

According to the line, the 14 crewmembers have been isolated and are being treated by the ship's medical team with antiviral medication in accordance with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. They will be released back to duty only when they have fully recovered and are no longer considered contagious.

In the past several weeks, a number of cruise lines have reported confirmed cases of H1N1, and some ports have gone as far barring the infected ships from docking. In mid-June, a ship from Spain-based Pullmantur was actually quarantined by port authorities in Aruba after three crew members tested positive for H1N1.

At this point, Emerald Princess has not been denied entry to any port due to swine flu concerns. We'll keep you posted.

--by Dan Askin, Associate Editor

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