Flu-like illness affects 31 Bradley County Jail inmates

Flu-like illness affects 31 Bradley County Jail inmates

December 5th, 2013 by Paul Leach in Local - Breaking News

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - Since late last week 31 Bradley County Jail inmates have been moved into a dormitory cellblock for treatment of flu-like symptoms by the jail's medical staff, according to the Bradley County Sheriff's Office.

Over the weekend four inmates were taken to SkyRidge Medical Center for treatment, said Bob Gault, spokesman for the sheriff's office. Those inmates have recovered and were returned to the correctional facility earlier this week, he said.

Medical personnel report that inmates showing signs of having the flu have responded well to treatment, Gault said.