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Mumps outbreak suspected at North Jersey jail as 5 prisoners fall ill – NJ.com

Mumps outbreak suspected at North Jersey jail as 5 prisoners fall ill – NJ.com

News Updated Jun 11, 8:49 PM; Posted Jun 11, 5:19 PM By Noah Cohen | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Officials on Tuesday said test results were pending to confirm five suspected cases of mumps among inmates at the Bergen County Jail, leading to a lockdown of the facility.“The New Jersey Department of Health is aware of five individuals with suspected mumps at this facility in Bergen County,” state health department spokeswoman Dawn Thomas said. “The Department is working with local health departments in Bergen County on this ongoing investigation.” No additional inmates or immigration detainees were being admitted to the jail, Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton told reporters at a news conference. Authorities were working with courts and other jails to temporarily house inmates. Visits were allowed to continue, but without direct contact to inmates.“Right now, our jail is in an entire lockdown position,” the sheriff said. “It’s quarantined.”In addition to holding people with criminal cases, the 1,150-bed facility also houses detainees for
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Author : Noah Cohen | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Publish date : 2019-06-11T21:19:00Z

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