Part Of Jail Under Quarantine After Stomach Flu Outbreak

CHICAGO (CBS) — Part of the Cook County Jail has been placed under quarantine after an outbreak of stomach flu.

Detainees in Division 2 of the jail, many of whom work the jail’s kitchen, have been placed on “limited movement.”

Visitation is not allowed.

The division’s living, dining, shower, toilet, and other common areas are being disinfected.

Many of the detainees participate in the work programs within the jail and outside of the jail, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said.

Many work in the jail’s kitchen and assist in transporting meals. Those duties have been suspended until further notice.

“Division II staff is being closely monitored to ensure exposure to affected detainees is limited,” Dart said in a news release.

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