(BLOOMINGTON) - As the world health organization raises the pandemic threat level to 5 out of a maximum of 6, and swine flu being found on the Notre Dame campus, IU officials are taking further precautions to keep their student body safe.
Yesterday, officials at Indiana University announced they are suspending summer study programs in the Republic of Mexico this year, as the nation south of the border is considered the epicenter for the outbreak.
IU's Vice President for International Affairs Patrick O'Meara says the announcement should only affect between 50 to 60 students at IU's Bloomington, South Bend and IUPUI campuses along with 20 high school students in affiliated programs.
O'Meara says his department is going to work with those students to find alternatives.
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