Hepatitis A case confirmed at Big Sandy Regional Detention Cener
PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – There has been one confirmed case of Hepatitis A at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, according to officials.
The detention center says and inmate was taken to the emergency room on May 25, after showing symptoms of jaundice.
The inmate, according to the detention center, was taken to Paul B Hall Regional Medical Center on May 25, and released back to the jail the same evening.
On May 29, the jail says it was notified by Paul B Hall’s Infection Control that the inmate had tested positive for Hepatitis A.
According to the jail, the inmate was put in medical isolation and observation, and has received treatment for his symptoms, as per medical protocol.
The jail says four inmates who had been in contact with the infected inmate were taken to the Johnson County Health Department, and were given vaccinations a a preventative measure.
The jail says they, along with its contract medical provider, will continue monitoring inmates for further signs and symptoms of Hepatitis.