Chickenpox Outbreak Closes Federal Detention Center in Downtown Philadelphia

A chickenpox outbreak among inmates has closed a federal prison in Philadelphia.

The Federal Detention Center in downtown Philadelphia is closed Wednesday due to a chickenpox outbreak.

A recorded message for the Detention Center states that the inmates are aware of the chickenpox outbreak.

The message states that the prison will be closed Wednesday to help control the outbreak.

It was not immediately known if the Detention Center would reopen Thursday.

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