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.