This seems like it could become a macro economic issue, but if the pandemic board wasn’t closed, I would have put it there. He’s already recovered and was apparently only experiencing fatigue. He was treated with the antiviral drug oseltamivir. Maybe nothing pandemic-like will occur here, but it seems like something to watch.
“He is the first person in the U.S. for this virus,” Colorado state epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy stated, according to The Denver Post. The first human case of this strain of avian flu was reported in January, in an individual in the U.K. who had interacted with infected birds, according to NY Post.
I don’t know why I’m bothering with this reply, except maybe people just don’t know. Prisoners work in all kinds of jobs now. For practically nothing. There were inmate firefighters out in California mentioned last year (during the big fires). There are other instances, but they just aren’t coming to mind now.
The answer, Bob, was in the article which you probably didn’t read. I sometimes don’t read the articles, but now I try not to ask questions when I don’t. --Linda
As reported by CBS News, the man, aged under 40 years old, is an inmate at a correctional facility in Delta County, Colo. He had been directly exposed to birds being raised as livestock, as he works at the Western Slope poultry farm. His job involves the slaughter of poultry who are potentially infected with bird flu.