Passenger Dies on Luxury Flu-Liner

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 7, 2009 2:14 AM CDT
The Marco Polo.   (Transocean Tours.)
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(Newser) – A 74-year-old passenger has died after some 150 people fell ill with suspected norovirus on the luxury cruise liner Marco Polo, reports the BBC. The ship was touring the UK and Ireland with some 1100 passengers and staff when the illness broke out. The liner is currently being held at a Scottish port as health authorities investigate and an autopsy is conducted on the dead passenger.