Al Arabiya have confirmed the circulating news that two cases of Swine flu appeared among the students of AUC and that the AUC campus will be under quarantine for seven days.
Shaheen also announced to Egyptian television that the ministry is examining all the contacts of the students to make sure they are free from the H1N1 virus. On the other hand, Shaheen also announced in an official statement late Sunday, the isolation of 13 people suspected of being infected with the Swine flu, 7 of which were quarantined in Abbasiyah hospital, samples are being taken to the central Ministry of Health labs to verify if the isolated persons are in fact infected or not.
The two cases were discovered Sunday night after the students exhibited flu-like symptoms and tested positive for the virus, they were hospitalized, said a Health Ministry statement.
“The building and the people inside it have been put under supervised quarantine, their temperatures are being been checked, and swabs have been taken from their throats and mouth and sent to laboratories,” said Nasser el-Sayyed, an assistant health minister in the statement.
“Some others have exhibited high temperatures and sore throats,” he added. The ministry said that there were 234 people in the dorm, including 110 students from 10 different countries and they would be checked daily over the coming week.
AUC issued a statement saying that classes will be suspended until Sunday while the graduation ceremony scheduled June 16 and 18 will be held as planned.”
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