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The Cobb County Jail is again accepting new inmates after it imposed a moratorium on agencies bringing prisoners to the facility after an unnamed prisoner was suspected of having the ebola virus. The prisoner who was arrested at 3 a.m. on Thursday night for DUI and traffic infractions, complained of flu-like symptoms and told authorities that he had recently visited Africa, according to a jail spokesperson.

The area where the inmate was quarantined has been cleaned.

For a brief period, the jail prevented local agencies from bringing inmates to the jail. However, that ban has been lifted.

Ebola is a fatal virus that spreads through direct contact with an infected animal or person—typically via blood, bodily fluids, or tissue transmission (i.e., shared needles or infected bodily secretions).

Ebola in Cobb County! was originally published on atlantadailyworld.com

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