Posted: Sep 30, 2009 5:34 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Sep 30, 2009 5:34 PM
A prison in eastern Colorado has been partially locked down and programs suspended because of a possible outbreak of swine flu.
State corrections officials say 17 inmates in the Limon Correctional Facility about 90 miles east of Denver have flu-like symptoms, including a fever. Another 53 inmates have similar symptoms, but no fever.
Prison employees and medical staffers are working with the state health department to test the inmates for the swine flu.
The Limon prison houses 953 male inmates and employs 320 people.