Oct 2, 2014 10:38 PM

Scabies case discovered at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center


LEBANON - Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center found a case of crusted scabies, also know as the Norwegian type of scabies.

Scabies is a human itch mite - basically a bug that infests the skin. It causes an intense itch, and a rash. It's not life threatening, just more of a nuisance. It's easily treatable with a prescription cream or pill.

Until it's treated though, it can easily spread from prolonged skin to skin contact. In some cases though, it can spread even by just holding hands or by touching things in the environment of the infected person, things like bed linens and clothing.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock will hold clinics Friday and Saturday from 7am to 1pm. Any employees, hospital visitors and their family members who suspect they may have been exposed to the scabies in the last two months can be screened. Phone inquiries can be made at 603-271-9461.


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