Mystery illness in the Ottawa County jail

Wednesday, February 11th 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Dozens of inmates and employees at the Ottawa County jail are taking antibiotics after an inmate was hospitalized for a mysterious illness.

Officials first thought the inmate had meningitis, but now say they're not sure why he's sick. He is in intensive care in a Joplin, Missouri, hospital.

The jail nurse says about 46 inmates; jail personnel and others who may have had contact with Swift were given an antibiotic shot.