SF jail inmate suspected of monkeypox infection isolates

Police vehicles with flashing lights.
Police vehicles with flashing lights. Photo credit Getty Images

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS RADIO) – Authorities in San Francisco said on Friday afternoon an individual infected with a suspected monkeypox infection has been taken to jail and will be placed in isolation to prevent spread of the rare disease.

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It wasn't immediately clear what the person was arrested for.

"This individual, and any other incarcerated person with a suspected or confirmed case of monkeypox, will be housed in isolation according to the (San Francisco) Department of Public Health quarantine recommendations," officials said in a statement to KCBS Radio.

Employees who come into contact with the person will also be "kept safe."

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