No new flu cases reported at Corradino Facility in seven days

Home affairs minister says flu outbreak at Corradino Correctional Facility is “under control”and “back to normal”

Home affiars minister Carmelo Abela has said that the situation at Corradino Correctional Facility is “back to normal”, after the recent H1N1 outbreak, which is “under control”.

According to a statement issued today, no new cases of swine flu were discovered over the past seven days, and none of the inmates is being kept in isolation at this point.

The recent outbreak is believed to have contributed to the death of a 58-year-old inmate, and it also led to the hospitalization of a number of other inmates, with one of the inmates being admitted to the Intensive Care Unit for care on Monday 25th January. The latter patient has since been transferred to the Mater Dei hospital Medical Ward.

Abela pointed out that a number of preventative measures were taken during the outbreak to prevent the virus from spreading to healthy inmates. He added that the people who showed symptoms were taken into isolation to further avoid the symptoms spreading. Other personal hygiene initiatives were also strengthened, the statement adds.

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