Geneva Co. Jail Staph Infection

Geneva County Sheriff Greg Ward says the quick action of his correctional officers averted the spread of a contagious disease.

Sheriff Ward says a man who authorities say displayed signs of staph infection was arrested last week and booked into the Geneva County Jail.

After a physician confirmed the disease, the inmate was quarantined, and his cell mates were also tested.

Those tests were all negative.

Sheriff Ward says his department has taken hygiene measures to try and minimize the chances of inmates or officers from contracting a staph infection.