Clarion County Jail in Clear After Scabies Outbreak

PAINT TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – A portion of Clarion County Jail was quarantined last week because of a scabies outbreak.

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On Saturday, October 18, the jail determined that a few inmates had contracted the scabies infection, and it was determined that the infection was contained to one cell block.

The infected inmates and other in that cell block were not permitted to have visitors, according to Clarion County Jail Warden Jeff Hornberger.

Hornberger said he contacted the Department of Health to make sure they were taking the proper precautions, and they were told that they “went above and beyond the necessary precautions.”

According to Hornberger, a doctor visited Thursday morning and gave the jail a full clearance of scabies.

Warden Hornberger told exploreClarion.com, “The doctor was in this morning, and we are cleared 100%.”

Hornberger said precautions are being taken to prevent future outbreaks.


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