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An American Girl Traped in China's Swine Flu Dragnet

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Hundreds of Americans suspected of carrying H1N1 have been quarantined in China this summer. Here is a transcript from one American family between the mother and her daughter who was caught up in China's swine flu dragnet this summer. The authors are Sheryl Gay Stolberg, White House correspondent and former science writer for The New York Times, and her daughter Olivia Robinson.

Here's an excerpt from the NY Times:

"Friday, July 24. It has been nearly a week now, and Olivia is still trapped in her hospital room. Food is passed to her through a double set of windows, like prison. On the bright side, she has a British roommate, Jessica, also 14; they have declared themselves “friends for life.” My Beijing colleagues delivered a laptop and some movies.

She hasn’t had fever for four days, but she won’t be released until she tests negative for H1N1. We have had an endless e-mail stream of conflicting test results. The kids who were quarantined in the hotel were released today; they went out touring."

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