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Swine flu: AMU suspends classes till Feb 25

With more cases of swine flu being reported from Aligarh Muslim University in the last 24 hours, the varsity authorities on Monday suspended all classes till February 25.

The decision was taken on Monday as a precautionary measure to prevent further spread of this disease at an emergency meeting of top university officials presided over by the Acting Vice-Chancellor Brig S Ahmad Ali. However, university offices will continue to function.

On February 13, Rushda Pervez, an undergraduate student at the AMU Women's College, died of swine flu on her way to New Delhi for treatment.

Rushda, along with more than 187 girls had last fortnight gone on a tour to South India. On her way back, she developed symptoms of swine flu.

At least seven other girls, who were on the tour, reported similar symptoms and were admitted to the isolation ward at the University Health Service.
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