MIAMI – Authorities have confirmed three cases of swine flu at Miami's Krome immigration detention center.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say steps are being taken to prevent the spread of the disease. Krome currently houses 542 detainees who are either being deported or seeking asylum.
New detainees are being sent elsewhere and social visits have been suspended through June 14. Detainees can still meet with their attorneys.
ICE officials say the three who tested positive for the H1N1 virus are among 16 detainees who currently have flu-like symptoms.
Health officials reported Thursday a total of 111 swine flu cases in Miami-Dade County. Swine flu has affected about 29,000 people in 74 countries during the current outbreak.