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Putnamville prison back to normal after outbreak

Posted at 7:14 AM, Feb 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-02 13:04:26-05

GREENCASTLE, Ind. -- Following an H1N1 outbreak that killed one person, the Putnamville Correctional Facility says all operations will be back to normal beginning Tuesday.

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The Terre Haute Regional Hospital offered Tamiflu to the staff and offenders, a spokesperson for the facility said.

A 35-year-old inmate, co-infected with MRSA, died on January 22. Prison officials said he had been healthy. They are not releasing the name of the inmate at the request of his family.

State health officials have said they will never know the source of the outbreak. The inmates who were infected were never in one place at the same time and they are all from different dorms.

There is currently one person in the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital and five in the facility's observation area, as of Tuesday morning.


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