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* Santa Clara County Jail Visitation Suspended Inmates Have Flu Like Symptoms

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All visitation has been suspended at Santa Clara County’s largest jail, where dozens of inmates have recently developed flu-like symptoms. The suspension affects visitation at both the men’s and women’s facilities at the Elmwood Correctional Complex, 701 S. Abel St. in Milpitas, which houses about 3,000 inmates.  About 50 male inmates and “a small number” of female inmates have come down with flu-like symptoms at the Elmwood jail, but have not yet been diagnosed with the flu, according to Santa Clara County’s Department of Correction. None of the inmates’ illnesses has been diagnosed as H1N1 flu virus, the department said. The department on Thursday initially suspended visits only at Elmwood’s men’s facility. The restriction was expanded to the entire Elmwood complex on Friday, according to a statement by department spokesman Mark Cursi. Another four inmates at the county’s Main Jail, 150 W. Hedding St. in San Jose, have also developed flu-like symptoms, according to the department. Visitation has not been restricted at the Main Jail. Copyright © 2009 by Bay City News, Inc. — Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.

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