Student who visited China has a symptom of SARS

NORTHFIELD, Minn. -- A Carleton College student will be isolated for several days after showing a symptom of SARS.

The student returned from China on Wednesday with five other Carleton students and developed a temperature higher than 100.5 degrees.

The state Health Department is classifying it as a suspect case -- not a probable case, which is more serious.

Minnesota has had two probable cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome. The Carleton student is the eighth suspected case.

The student was examined at Hennepin County Medical Center and has been released.


The student will be isolated for 10 days once the symptom subsides. The five other students who were in China are also being isolated in off-campus housing.

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