Weekend visitation canceled at Mayo Annex dorm due to flu

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Posted at 4:23 AM, Feb 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-02 07:24:34-05

MAYO, Fla. (WTXL) - The Florida Department of Corrections has canceled weekend visitation for one dorm at the Mayo Correctional Institution Annex for Saturday and Sunday.

Officials say weekend visitation has been canceled at Mayo Annex J-2 Dormitory this weekend due to a small group of inmates having the flu.

They say visitation for Mayo Work Camp and all other dormitories at Mayo Annex will not be affected and will proceed during normal hours. 

Last weekend visitation was cancelled at the Hamilton (County) Annex facility after a Norovirus outbreak.

Norovirus, which is highly contagious and commonly spread through food or water, can cause the sudden onset of severe vomiting and diarrhea, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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