University dormitory under quarantine in Cairo

2009-06-09 10:34 BJT


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A foreign students' dormitory for the American University in Cairo has been put under quarantine for seven days. It comes after two U.S. students were diagnosed with A/H1N1 flu.

The two cases were discovered on Sunday night and the students were hospitalized. The Health Ministry says there were 234 people in the dorm, including 110 students from 10 different countries.

They will be given daily medical checks over the coming week. University classes are suspended until Sunday.

The graduation ceremony scheduled on June the 16th and 18th will go ahead as planned.

Every year, hundreds of foreign students take classes at this university. There are about 5,500 students there, 81 percent of whom are Egyptian.

An Egyptian police stands guard next to a barrier at an entrance to the dormitory of American University in Cairo June 8, 2009.  REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
An Egyptian police stands guard next to a barrier at an entrance
to the dormitory of American University in Cairo June 8, 2009. 
REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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