Wednesday, September 2, 2015

San Quentin State Prison Legionnaires’ Disease Case Update

SAN QUENTIN – Administrators at San Quentin State Prison (SQ) continue to restore services to inmates as the investigation continues into the source of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak.

As of Sept. 2, there are still only six confirmed cases of inmates, and no confirmed cases of staff, with Legionnaires’ disease.

There are 95 inmates who are under observation for respiratory illness but have not been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease and are being treated at SQ’s on-site medical unit.

Hot evening meals have resumed for inmates and all general population and reception center inmates have received showers. SQ officials are still working to provide showers to inmates in the Administrative Segregation Unit and Condemned Row.

After today, updates will only be provided if there is a significant development in the investigation or in the number of confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
CONTACT: DANA SIMAS
(916) 628-6033