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Lice and Scabies Outbreak at Jail

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Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart has ordered isolation with a division of the Cook County Jail and a portion of Cermak Hospital after an outbreak of lice and scabies. Five detainees in a mental health unit of the hospital and ten detainees assigned to a dorm within a division of the jail have been diagnosed. The units are being disinfected, new linens and clothing provided and and preventative treatment is being provided.
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