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Rikers Island gets first case of swine flu; corrections officers raise concern

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posted on May, 20 2009 @ 01:59 AM

I wish they would release how it was possible this inmate came in contact with it. I guess that is to much to ask ?

Has anyone heard of any cases in NJ? I had heard of a possible school closing in Union City NJ.....

[edit on 5/20/2009 by onepissedoffsaint]

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 02:32 AM
This is how bad viruses are turned worse, inmate systems, close quarters lots of nearby 'friends'.

I saw a video, long ago mind you, of TB being inflammed like this.

The only way the inmate would of gotten it would of been through a guard or recent inmate, they would be wise to check everyone before it grows like wildfire in there.

No doubt I believe someone else has gotten it, and if anyone shows symptoms inmates will destroy him, or they'll all get it either way, they've got to shut it down!

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 02:45 AM

The number of confirmed swine flu cases in New Jersey has reached 22, state officials said Tuesday.

Advertisement Quantcast Burlington County has seen eight confirmed cases, the most in the state, said the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Five cases were confirmed in Camden County.

A confirmed case in Hudson County prompted officials on Monday to close a Union County elementary school for the week. No one has died from swine flu in New Jersey, and the cases identified so far have been mild.


People come and go everyday at Rikers. Just a matter of time.

I used to live in NJ and work in NYC. It is a scary thing there with the close quarters. Be safe.

edit to add: I am pretty sure they meant Union City. Union County is west of Elizabeth.

[edit on 20-5-2009 by timewalker]

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