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Twenty inmates at OCCC test positive for mumps

Posted August 9

— Hundreds of inmates at the Oahu Community Correctional Center not only have to adjust to life behind bars, they also have to be on the lookout for mumps.

Twenty inmates tested positive for the contagious virus so far this summer, part of the state's outbreak of more than 200 cases.

According to the Department of Public Safety, a dozen currently infected inmates are in isolation and have received vaccinations and medical care.

While other inmates have come in contact with them, they have been immunized.

No cases of mumps have been reported among OCCC staff or visitors


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