Wednesday, July 8, 2009
California A group of 20 students studying in Japan through the University of California Davis have been quarantined after two of their Japanese tutors were diagnosed with swine flu.
UC Davis summer abroad coordinator Kathy Cunningham said Wednesday the students arrived in Kyoto on June 27 and were quarantined to a Kyoto dormitory on July 3. Japanese health officials are monitoring the group for symptoms. So far, no students have shown any sign of the disease.
The students are part of a summer abroad program called "Community and Everyday Life in Japan." Students learn about Japan by experiencing traditional and popular culture.
The quarantine is set to end Friday.