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AMU clarifies that only one case of suspected Swine Flu

Aligarh (14 Feb 2015): The Aligarh Muslim University has clarified that only one case of suspected Swine Flu has so far been reported and the deceased girl student of the Women's College might possibly have been infected with the dreaded disease during an excursion tour to some South Indian parts.

As a precautionary measure, all resident members of Abdullah Hall, who showed symptoms of cough and throat complications have been segregated and kept under strict vigil of doctors.

AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah met the girls at the University Health Service and assured them that they have been put in isolation just as a precautionary measure and will be released after their complete check up has been made. He said that, as a preventive step, classes in Women's College have been suspended for five days till February 18, 2015, to help quarantine any possible threat of the dreaded flu.

The University administration has reiterated that there is no threat of any Swine Flu epidemic although precautionary measures are being taken to help restore confidence in the students.

Meanwhile, all educational tours, field trips and training programmes, which have been permitted earlier, have been cancelled by the Vice Chancellor as a precautionary measure to deter spread of Swine Flu.

In a notification issued today, the Deputy Registrar (Academic), Mr. Nafees A. Farooqui has requested all heads of departments and offices not to send any proposal for such tours or field trips.

On the other hand, a condolence meeting was held at the Women's College to mourn the sad demise of Rushda Pervez, a student of final year graduation course. Addressing the students and staff gathered to pay tribute to the departed soul, Prof. (Mrs.) Iffat Ara, Principal, Women's College remembered Rushda as a kind and generous person. She expressed a deep sense of sorrow and solidarity to the bereaved family.

Released by PRO, Aligarh Muslim University

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