UW-Eau Claire cancels Mexico study abroad program
Eau Claire, Wis. — (AP) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has canceled its study abroad program to Mexico because of swine flu.
Karl Markgraf, the director of the Center for International Education, says staff decided Tuesday to pull the six-week program involving 23 students starting May 26. Instead, staff is working on a comparable program to Costa Rica.
Five UW-Eau Claire students studying in Mexico now are so far healthy. He says they have been given the option of returning early, but none has so far. Classes have been canceled until May 6 as a precaution.
Reports from the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department have cautioned people against traveling to Mexico because of swine flu.
Mexico is suspected to be the center of the outbreak.
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