Meningitis strikes 4 on cruise liner

Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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LIVORNO, Italy, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- A bacterial meningitis outbreak on an Italian cruise liner left four crew members hospitalized, one in critical condition, officials said.

The four were admitted to a hospital in the Tuscan port of Livorno Sunday at the end of a cruise by MSC's Orchestra liner, Italy's ANSA news agency reported.

Two crew members were in the hospital's intensive care unit -- a 32-year-old Indonesian, who was critically ill, and a 47-year-old Italian man.

The two other sick crew members were in the hospital's infectious diseases unit.

The ship left Livorno to start another cruise late Sunday.

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