Alberta inmates with H1N1 flu symptoms prompt Bowden Institution lockdown

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Health authorities are investigating and visits have been suspended at Bowden Institution’s medium security unit, Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) officials said Monday.CSC said a lockdown was put in place at about 8 p.m. Saturday as a precautionary measure after “some inmates showed symptoms associated with influenza A/H1N1.”The CSC is working with health authorities and normal operations will resume when the situation is resolved, CSC said.The Bowden Institution is a medium security prison located about 110 kilometres north of Calgary.More to come.

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