Staph infection initiates jail lockdown
April 3, 2009
BLACKFOOT, ID — After seven inmates became infected with a staph infection, the Bingham County Jail was put on lockdown and visitation has been suspended, according to KIDK-TV.
The lockdown is a precautionary measure to curb the infection''s spread while staff and medical personnel clean and disinfect everything in the jail, the story stated.
Sheriff Dave Johnson said: "These things happen in jail. They happen in hospitals. They happen in schools, and you just get on it as quick as you can and get it taken care of."
The jail claims the infection is not Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and that nobody is in imminent danger, the story noted.
According to the story, the inmates have been so cooperative during this matter that the sheriff plans to buy everyone pizza.
The jail plans to end the lockdown and visitation suspension on Monday, the story added.
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