posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 10:06 AM
I looked around and did not see a mention of this before here on ATS, I hope this is not a duplicate topic.
I work in law enforcement in the northeast USA, and a couple days ago I was updating some records of past cases, and when I checked the status of some
inmates, there were recent comments entered in the log about "subject currently under quarantine for chicken pox." These were at several different
facilities. I did not thing much of it except that maybe it was precautionary.
Then yesterday I was reading a newspaper online when I saw this article:
Chickenpox breaks out at jail
WEST BOYLSTON— Two inmates at the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction have come down with chickenpox, and about 70 other inmates – out
of a population of 1,267 - were placed in a category of being susceptible to getting the disease.
Also, six jail workers out of the 700-plus employees have been placed in the susceptible category. The two inmates and those placed in the susceptible
category are all being offered a vaccine for the disease, which is most common among children under the age of 12.
Full article is at:
What is interesting is that none of the inmates I was checking on from my cases are in that part of the state, nor have they recently been to
courtrooms or anywhere else in public. They may have had contacts with visitors or attorneys. I do not know anything about chicken pox or similar
diseases (isn't shingles similar?), but I wonder why the common denominator here is inmates.
Any thoughts? Reports from other parts of the country?