CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela has quarantined the passengers and crew of a visiting cruise ship for 10 days after three crew members tested positive for swine flu.
Health official Jorge Alchaer says 1,219 passengers and 460 crew members of Ocean Dream are still on board. The ship is docked at Venezuela's Margarita Island, a popular Caribbean destination.
Ocean Dream is managed by Spanish tour operator Pullmantur. The passengers' nationalities were not immediately known.
Three crew members tested positive for swine flu during the cruise, which also stopped in Trinidad and Tobago. Eleven more have symptoms. The affected crew members are being examined.
Venezuela has reported 60 swine flu cases.