The Cuyahoga County Jail is currently experiencing an infestation of sorts, one that comes with creepy little legs and sweet bitter bites while you’re busy trying to sleep at night.  Earlier this week, bed bugs were discovered in the medical dispensary unit located within the jail.  It’s been reported that Supervisors were busy dealing with the bed bug situation located on floor 6 in the evening two days ago.

The “medical dispensary” unit is responsible for the healthcare of all inmates that are in the County’s lockup.   Individuals that have chronic illnesses or that need to seek any form of medical treatment with a doctor or nurse are required to go to this area of the jail.

As of this writing, March 15th, 2018, the medical dispensary unit hasn’t been closed and inmates are continuously being permitted to make doctor and nurse calls.  This poses a huge risk to the entire jail population – as a great number of the mattresses have holes and rips in them.  These openings will allow for the bed bugs to potentially be carried back to pods and seek immediate nesting grounds hidden deep within the mattresses.

Bed bugs in a mattress (not C.C.J)

It should be noted that there was no report mentioned or made regarding this situation.

This isn’t the first time bed bugs have been discovered within the jail.  Another confirmed case of bed bugs within the Cuyahoga County Jail occurred approximately 3 months ago.  This happened in a male pod located on the 8th floor of the jail.  The process that was taken then went as follows:  The pod was essentially placed in quarantine as it was closed down and inmates were moved to different housing units.  Then exterminators were brought in to eradicate the infestation.

COBRA Says:  Bed bugs in jail… Sheesh, only in Cleveland… 😀

A new study from Penn Medicine researchers in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics demonstrated that bed bugs, like the triatomines, can transmit Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease, one of the most prevalent and deadly diseases in the Americas.  On average, female bed bugs lay about one to seven eggs per day after a blood feeding has taken place.

The Bottom Line:  Bed bugs are highly transmittable and this situation could implode within the entire C.C.J.  If proven to be true, the medical dispensary unit should be shut down and exterminated immediately before a widespread outbreak ensues.

SCUMBAGGED Tip:  If you don’t want bed bugs, don’t go to run down motels, trap houses or a third world country, ie; the Cuyahoga County Jail.  There’s much more than just bed bugs to worry about transpiring from within there, we assure you.  Instead, we suggest if you’re life puts you in the peril of a jail term to simply go on the straight and arrow.  You never know, tonight you might go to bed with your girl and tomorrow you could be getting cozy with some critters.  You’ve been warned….


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