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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Canada : Three prisoners at B.C. jail come down with H1N1 flu; outbreak not unusual

Via Winnipeg Free Press :

" VANCOUVER : Three female prisoners at a Metro Vancouver jail have been diagnosed with the H1N1 flu.

A government spokeswoman says the inmates at the Surrey Pre-Trial Centre were given Tamiful as soon as their symptoms appeared and one has already recovered.

The spokeswoman says it's not unusual to see some flu cases at this time of year in the prison system and in fact there's been only a minimal number of cases this winter.

In addition to medication for the affected inmates, isolation precautions have been put in place at the Surrey jail and other prisoners are being monitored."

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