Via Egypt Independent: Contagious disease spreads among 61 detainees in Haram police station. Excerpt:
Prosecutors on Thursday admitted 61 detainees of the Haram police station to a special Central Security quarantine in 6th of October City after they reportedly contracted a contagious disease.
Authorities also ordered a health committee to sterilize the facility from any bacteria, quarantine the rest of the detainees and test for further infections.
Detainees complained of swelling of the limbs, ulcers, bleeding, itchy skin and fever.
The disease appeared on Tuesday affecting six inmates after a newcomer, who was the first to display symptoms, was detained in a drug case and spread the infection to the rest of the detainees the following day.
Prosecutors are awaiting reports from the Faculty of Medicine about the nature of the disease so as to complete investigations.
Previous investigations have revealed multiple police stations in Egypt suffer from massive overcrowding and poor health conditions for detainees. Many jail cells often hold three times the amount of people they were built for, allowing disease to spread much quicker and easier.
Egypt's jail conditions have been under fire since the ouster of Mohamed Morsy, when the new military-supported government began to arrest protesters en masse and stuff jails with political dissidents.