Officials try to stop spread of chickenpox in state prison
January 3, 2018
CHAPARRAL, N.M. (AP) — State officials say two inmates at a southern New Mexico prison have come down with chickenpox, and authorities are trying to limit the varicella virus that causes illness from spreading any further.
A New Mexico Corrections Department spokesman said Tuesday that the agency is consulting with state epidemiologists. It also is trying to determine which of the inmates exposed to the virus are immune to it and which of them are not.
Authorities learned Friday that the two inmates had become ill with chickenpox at the Otero County Prison Facility, a privately operated p...