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Public Health: ICE inmate showing symptoms consistent with chickenpox

Posted at 10:03 AM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 13:03:54-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — An inmate at the Mesa Verde Detention Facility is showing symptoms consistent with chickenpox, according to Kern County Public Health.

According to Public Health, they received report from Mesa Verde of a patient with symptoms consistent with chickenpox on Friday. However, they could not confirm that the patient is infected with chickenpox.

Public Health believes the patient is an inmate.

Public Health is monitoring the situation. Public Health says the situation is "early on."