18 Graham Correctional Employees Hospitalized After Exposure to ‘Foreign Agent’

18 Graham Correctional Employees Hospitalized After Exposure to ‘Foreign Agent’

HILLSBORO, Ill. (WRXX) – Union representatives confirmed 18 employees at Graham Correctional Wednesday were transported from the facility for emergency treatment at Hillsboro area hospitals after reportedly being exposed to a foreign agent.

Officials said the identity of the foreign agent has not yet been confirmed, but reports indicate all affected individuals are stable.

According to hospital statements, they have provided care to patients that have been transported from Graham Correctional Center. Hillsboro Area Hospital received 8 patients, while others were taken to HSHS St. Francis. All patients are currently in stable condition and will continue to be monitored as needed.

The initial 911 page was sent out around 2:38 p.m.. Officials said Hillsboro Area Hospital implemented the mass influx plan. All transported individuals were provided immediate care, including decontamination.

“The matter is being investigated,” the Illinois Department of Corrections said in a statement. “There is no further information at this point.”

Police were asked to bring considerable Narcan to the scene for an apparent overdose or exposure to fentanyl scenario.

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