PAINTSVILLE – The Big Sandy Regional Detention Center released the following on Friday, June 1, regarding a confirmed case of Hepatitis A:
Based upon information provided to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center from Paul B. Hall Medical Center, there has been a (1) confirmed case of Hepatitis Type A.
Around 8 p.m. on May 25, 2018, an inmate who was exhibiting signs and symptoms of jaundice was examined by the jail’s nurse who after consultation with our physician ordered the inmate’s transport to the local hospital ER. The inmate was transported to Paul B. Hall on May 25, 2018, and was released to return back to the jail the same evening.
On May 29, 2018, the jail was notified by Paul B. Hall’s Infection Control that the inmate had tested positive for Hepatitis Type A.
Following protocol established by the jail’s contract medical provider, Advanced Correctional Healthcare Inc. of Peoria, Illinois, the inmate was placed in medical isolation/observation and has received treatment for his symptoms.
Four (4) additional inmates who had been in contact with the inmate in question were transported May 31, 2018, to the Johnson County Health Department and received vaccinations as a preventative measure.
BSRDC, along with our contract medical provider, will continue to monitor the jail population for further signs and symptoms of Hepatitis and will update the public of any future developments by way of press release.
-F.D. Pete Fitzpatrick, Administrator