Epidemiology of VZV: Week 3 of January, 2016

January 20th:


The situation of the chicken pox outbreak in Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) has deteriorated with the number of confirmed cases exceeding 50, a large increase compared to the 14 inmates being quarantined in December due to chicken pox. The condition of the outbreak was exacerbated due to the overcrowded living conditions of the prison which houses over 390 inmates meaning that some new inmates had to stay in the cells of those who were infected.





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