A cell block at Dingwall police office has been closed after a prisoner was confirmed with Legionnaires' Disease.
The man was admitted to Raigmore Hospital
A 36-year-old prisoner, who had been detained in the cells 10 days ago, was admitted to hospital when he fell ill on Friday.
Tests at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness confirmed he had the disease.
His condition on Tuesday was described as stable.
Medical staff at the hospital
expect the man to make a full recovery.
Rob Henderson, Highland Health Board spokesman, said: "We have taken details
from him and his whereabouts prior to him being in custody.
"This is the only case at the moment and we are conducting a standard
The police cells were closed as a precautionary measure after the case
Other inmates were being housed in nearby prisons, although no other cases
have been reported as yet.
The local health board has been informed about the case and water tests were
being carried out.
Legionnaires' disease can be spread via air-conditioning systems and tap water
and is characterised by fever, lethargy, cough and pneumonia.
Cases of the disease contracted in Scotland are very rare, with only 30 to 40
reported each year, the majority of which are contracted overseas.