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article imageChina Quarantines 25 Canadian Students

By KJ Mullins     May 4, 2009 in Health
China has quarantined 25 Canadian students as a flu precaution. The students are believed to be from Quebec universities.
The students were met at the airport by health officials and taken to a room where their temperatures were taken.
Student Martin Deslaurier told CBC that none of the students had a fever but have been told that they are subject to a seven-day quarantine. The students are in day two of that imposed quarantine at a hotel. They are not allowed to leave the building and have daily medical exams. All their meals have been provided for them. Officials have told the students that this is a provincial measure and not part of a national plan.
The students are in China in order to study Chinese.
WHO has said while the quarantine cases are inconvenient the Chinese are doing nothing wrong. Each country is in charge on how they attempt to control the outbreak of swine flu.
In China an outbreak of the flu could be disastrous according to WHO.
The Canadian students are not the only foreigners being quarantined. China also has more than 70 Mexican travellers undergoing the seven-day quarantine.
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