The state’s epidemiologist says Glenwood State Hospital School may haveunnecessarily received a “black eye” last year over accusations an employeesexually assaulted residents.Dr. Patricia Quinlisk says while initial tests indicated as many as 18Glenwood patients had the sexually-transmitted disease “chlamydia” — aninvestigation has found none have the disease.The matter was investigated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, whichQuinlisk says recommends that all Glenwood residents be tested forsexually-transmitted diseases when they’re admitted — and that allresidents who are “capable” receive sex education.Quinlisk says while “no gross problems” were found, the investigationconcluded two labs — at St. Joseph’s and Mercy hospitals in Omaha — needto make “minor” improvements. However, Quinlisk says it is difficult totest for chlamydia and reach “absolute” results.Glenwood is a residential care facility for people with mental retardation. It has nearly four-hundred residents.
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