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69 on Navy ship test positive for swine flu
An H1N1 outbreak is confined to sailors and Marines aboard a helicopter carrierPOSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 22, 2009
At least 69 sailors and Marines on a Navy assault helicopter carrier tested positive for H1N1 swine flu and were confined to the ship at Pearl Harbor.
The Marines and sailors are part of the 4,000-member contingent assigned to the USS Boxer, which arrived here on Thursday and will leave today for its home port of San Diego.
Lt. Cmdr. Sarah Self-Kyler, spokeswoman for the San Diego-based 3rd Fleet, said that no Marines or sailors with flulike symptoms were issued liberty passes.
Self-Kyler said all sailors and Marines going on liberty here must pass through a heat sensor. If they have a temperature of more than 100 degrees, they are checked again, she added.
Source : Star Bulletin