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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Mexico : H1N1 virus breaks into Centinela State Prison

Via KSWT News :

" Spanish media are reporting that the H1N1 virus is back in Mexico city and the cases are rising.

Mexican authorities closed many restaurants, schools, museums, libraries and theaters to stop the spread of the disease.

But here in the Desert Southwest several swine flu virus have popped up.

"We have 3 confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus and those folks have been quarantined as well as the people un that housing unit," Nancy Kincaid of California Prison Health care services said.

Kincaid said Centinela State Prison in Imperial County are taking appropriate procedures.

"When they have 5 days with out any new cases then typically they lift the quarantine case, it means they're past the point of it spreading," Kincaid said.

According to the Imperial County Public Health Department 9 citizens have been diagnosed with H1N1.

"Clearly someone brought it into the prison because there are people whose movement is limited. Inmates don't go out, people come in," she said.

Dr. Gilberto Chavez, Deputy Director, California Department of Public Health's center for infectious diseases released a statement saying.""

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