Deadly influenza virus goes unreported by sick inmates

When a deadly influenza virus swept through San Quentin last February and March, many sick inmates said they were reluctant to report being ill to medical personnel because they feared facing medical isolation in administrative segregation. One inmate died during this year’s influenza season, said San Quentin Chief Medical Officer Dr. Elena Tootell. The inmate … Continue reading Deadly influenza virus goes unreported by sick inmates