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Duke leadership camp closed due to flu

Posted July 22, 2009 3:37 p.m. EDT
Updated July 22, 2009 3:53 p.m. EDT

 Duke University

— Leaders of Duke University's Talent Identification Program asked parents Wednesday to pick up campers from the East Campus summer program after more than 25 students showed signs of influenza.

The three-week program for students in grades 7-10 was scheduled to run from July 9-Aug. 2. Instead, campers will be free to leave as soon as noon on Thursday, according to an update posted Wednesday afternoon on the program's Web site. After that time, students will be supervised by staff, but no instruction will take place. All students and staff will be sent home by 5 p.m. Saturday, the Web site said.

Parents were asked to contact the program at 919-668-9100 to finalize travel arrangements. Staff members were to shuttle students who traveled to Duke from out of town to the bus station or airport once their parents have made arrangements.

The program was offering parents a 50 percent refund of the program fee and $100 toward travel costs.