Students Released After Quarantine in China
Three North Central Florida students were quarantined at the beginning of a trip to China because of worries about the swine flu. The group was released early Tuesday morning after spending more than 24 hours at the hospital.
On Saturday, 20 Florida students left for China with the organization People to People. The flight went as planned, but when it landed in Beijing three students were taken to the hospital.
Jamantye Thompson from Chiefland High School, Allisun Gross from Gainesville High School, and Rose Goodwin from Interlachen High School all showed elevated temperatures from a scan at the airport. They were taken to a clinic for blood tests looking for sings of the H1N1 virus. They were then quarantined at the China Japan Friendship Hospital in Beijing.
The students were released Tuesday morning and are now back with the rest of their group. The group returns to the United States at the end of the month.
The same thing happened to a People to People group from South Florida. They were released Sunday after a week in the hospital. Officials with People to People said all medical expenses are covered by the Chinese government. They also said more trips to China are planned through late July.
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