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Carlsbad students, teachers home after quarantine in China

June 20, 2009 |  8:45 pm

A dozen students and teachers from Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad have returned to California after people they were traveling with tested positive for swine flu during a trip to China.

The group landed at Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday night after being quarantined in China for a week, and another group was expected later Saturday, bringing the total of those who have returned to 29.

School spokeswoman Anne Carr said there are still five students in a Chinese hospital awaiting final test results before they can be released. A teacher stayed to supervise them.

On June 2, the group of 35 ninth-graders left for China and visited the Great Wall and other historic sites before a few students began to feel ill.

It is not known how the illness was contracted.

—Associated Press