Epidemiology of VZV: Week 2 of December, 2015

Dec 11:

There has been an outbreak of chicken pox within Her Majesty’s Prison located on St John City, Antigua as confirmed by their National Security Minister Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin.

The Minister mentioned that Albert Wade, the Superintendent of Prisons, had reported that there were some suspected cases of contagious disease that is spreading among the inmates and that “appropriate measures are being taken”.

Some spots were reported on the skins of the prisoners, but whether any prison personnel had been infected remains unknown.

Sources within HMP have indicated that there are currently 18 confirmed cases of inmates with chicken pox.



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