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Swine Flu hits Rimutaka Prison

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An entire unit at Rimutaka Prison has been put in quarantine after an outbreak of swine flu.

Corrections Department health manager Bridget White confirmed that three Rimutaka inmates were sick with suspected influenza A (H1N1) and had been isolated in their cells at the direction of public health officials. One had been tested so far.

“Any prisoner confirmed as being infected will be treated with Tamiflu,” she said.

Other inmates in the unit believed to house about 50 had been segregated from the rest of the prison.

The situation is being closely monitored to contain further outbreaks.


Written by HuttNZ

June 17, 2009 at 10:00 pm

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