'Swine Flu Ship' Docks In France
France, Belgium see first swine flu deaths
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 31, 2009 1:45 PM CDT
Passengers of The "Voyager of the Seas", anchored in the bay of Villefranche sur Mer, France, disembark today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A cruise ship carrying 60 crew members diagnosed with swine flu and 70 more showing symptoms has docked in southern France, the BBC reports. The infected will receive onboard treatment in Villefranche-sur-Mer. French officials say Spanish authorities confirmed the diagnosis, but Royal Caribbean, which owns the Voyager of the Seas, denied that report. The cruise line said it tested 64 people for influenza A, of which H1N1 is a strain, and found no infection, Reuters adds.