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Lice, scabies outbreak at Cook County jail

A group of inmates in the Cook County Jail have been isolated due to an outbreak of lice and scabies.

Officials say the parasites were found on 15 inmates. 10 in Division II of the jail and 5 in the mental health unit of Cermak Hospital, have been found to have the parasites, according to a news release from the Cook County Sheriff’s office.

Several of them refused to be treated, and had to be restrained for medical attention.

The affected inmates will remain in isolation until the pests are gone.

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11 Comments to “Lice, scabies outbreak at Cook County jail”

    jake said:
    May 18, 2013 at 7:46 AM

    scumbags

    sharong4 said:
    May 18, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    Let's just say, the news is finally getting out.

    Enrique said:
    May 18, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    They have 100% medical coverage, so who cares? They get female enhancement hormones if they want, courtesy of the taxpayer.

    Eddie Chips said:
    May 18, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    He would just love to have the power to decide who receives a concealed carry permit and who does not. You would have to be in his good graces to get one. I am sure that a generous campaign contribution would help immensely.

    Kill'em all said:
    May 18, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    All the scum in there deserves to die a slow miserable death.

    Steve said:
    May 21, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    outbreak there all live and scabs lmfao

    PEACE said:
    May 22, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    NASTY INMATES, GROSS!

    kid1339 said:
    May 28, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    This has been running for the last ten day's . Slow news day I guess .

    bob bobson said:
    May 29, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Technically, aren't they all parasites?

    Maria said:
    June 4, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    Who cares…let them live with it…not a single penny should be wasted on these criminals

    esco said:
    June 5, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    Shave them hairless and give them flea collars..

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