MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A case of bacterial meningitis has been confirmed at the Krome Detention Center in Miami.
U.S. immigration authorities announced that one of their detainees was diagnosed after being rushed to the hospital October 21st.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Nestor Yglesias said the detainee remained hospitalized Monday.
Yglesias said officials have “no reason for significant concern of disease transmission outside or within the facility.” However, “out of an abundance of caution,” detainees in several housing units have been separated from each other temporarily.
The Miami-Dade County Health Department also was notified. The detainee’s identity was not released.
Symptoms of the usually severe infection include sudden onset of fever, headache or stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light and confusion.