HONOLULU (KHON2) – KHON2 News confirmed that there is an epidemic of scabies at Kona Community Hospital on Big Island.
A hospital spokesman said the outbreak had been confirmed Monday (November 19th).
The hospital said you're working with the Hawaii State Department of Health.
The authorities did not say how many people were caught in scabies, but in a statement they said:
"We have implemented procedures and protocols for our infectious outbreaks in accordance with our policies. Our transient head nurse manager and infection prevention director has since coordinated the management of the outbreak."
According to the Centers for Disease Control, scabies is the invasion of the skin by human itching mite.
Microscopic scabies, their nests lay on the upper layer of the skin and lay their eggs.
The most common symptoms of scabies are intense pruritus and acne-like skin rash.
Scabies mite is usually spread by direct, long-term, skin-to-skin contact with a person who is scabies.
If you do not have scabies, the symptoms may last from four to six weeks.
"It is probably brought by a patient in a hospital. It is transmitted to a health care provider and is very contagious. It can communicate health care providers to other health care providers and even potentially other patients. John A. Burns School of Medicine and Dr. James Ireland," we take the best measures with gloves, it's contagious. eldiven