Geneva County Jail

Police and health officials are looking at all measures to prevent an epidemic.

Sick inmates are being quarantined in the Geneva County Jail.

Prisoners are being advised to make sure they thoroughly wash their hands and not use anyone else's towel.

There’s been one case of staph infection and six others are showing symptoms.

In some cases, staph is resistant to antibiotics and is highly contagious.

Sheriff Greg Ward was going to transport several inmates to the Conech County Jail because of overcrowding. However, officials there do not want to risk having the disease spread to that facility:

The infection is most often transmitted through contact with contaminated objects or surfaces.