Ind. jail taking precautions after inmate tests positive for hepatitis A

The facility is providing vaccines and conducting a deep cleaning to prevent the virus from spreading

By PoliceOne Staff

INDIANAPOLIS  — Officials plan to scrub a county jail after an inmate tested positive hepatitis A.

According to Fox 59, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office discovered the inmate had the virus on Jan 31. The case didn’t originate from the jail, investigators report.

The jail is working with the local Board of Health to provide vaccinations and deep cleaning of the facility to prevent the virus from spreading further.

The Sheriff’s Office noted that hepatitis A is a “growing problem” in Marion County.

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