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A MIDDLE school in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has been closed after 41 students developed high temperatures on Wednesday afternoon.

The city government of Ulanqab introduced swine flu emergency measures, state radio reported yesterday.

The local medical authority has submitted test samples from the students to Inner Mongolia's disease control and prevention center, but the results were not immediately announced, according to China National Radio.

Medical experts were dispatched to the No. 2 Middle School in Chahar Right Wing Rear Banner on Wednesday when the temperatures were reported.

Eleven students running high temperatures were sent to the city hospital designated to observe suspect swine flu patients while others with lower temperatures but showing some flu symptoms were kept in two classrooms for observation.

They were given a seven-day supply of medicine.


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