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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, June 25, 2009

6 more cases of swine flu confirmed among Hawaii tour in S. Korea

Advertiser Staff

Six more members of a Hawaiçi study trip to South Korea have confirmed cases of swine flu, and are expected to remain quarantined in a Seoul hospital through the weekend.

The five students and a chaperone are said to be carriers of the virus, but are not showing any symptoms. They have been told they will be released from Seobook Hospital in Seoul as early as Monday.
Meanwhile, four other members of the trip already diagnosed with the flu remain in quarantine at a different hospital.
One student who was diagnosed with the flu has been released from quarantine and rejoined the others on the study trip, which is organized by the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council.
In all, there are 25 people on the trip — 19 Hawaiçi high school students, two students who graduated from high school this year and are producing a documentary on the trip and four chaperones.
One of the chaperones who was initially quarantined for swine flu has since been moved to a hospital after falling ill with pneumonia, a PAAC spokeswoman said this afternoon.