Scabies outbreak at Winchester Hospital affects more than 20 employees

Winchester Hospital is dealing with a scabies outbreak that has already infected two patients and more than 20 hospital employees. The hospital, part of the Lahey Health System, said it discovered on Wednesday that a patient who had been admitted to the hospital might have had an active scabies infection, a highly contagious and itchy skin disease caused by mites burrowing into the skin. An additional patient on the same unit also became infected, and more than 20 hospital employee have shown symptoms. The…
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ConclusionsInfants with suspected antenatal ZIKV infection and reduced visual function should be referred to an ophthalmologist. Visual function assessments are helpful in screening for antenatal ZIKV exposure in resource-limited settings and can identify infants who may benefit from visual habilitation.
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[Malawi News Agency] Ntchisi -Some parts of Ntchisi District have been hit by scabies, a contagious itchy skin disease, but the district's health office does not presently have medication for the ailment.
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[Nyasa Times] A scabies outbreak has hit some parts of of Ntchisi District have been hit by scabies, a contagious itchy skin disease, but the district's health office does not presently have medication for the disease which is locally known as Mphere.
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Ignoring the "Itch": The Global Health Problem of Scabies. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Oct 02;: Authors: Stamm LV, Strowd LC Abstract Infestation with Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis is a common human parasitic affliction endemic in tropical developing countries. Scabies is transmitted by close person-person contact, and outbreaks have been reported in reception centers for asylum seekers. Scabies presents clinically as extremely pruritic excoriated papules and linear burrows in the skin. This infestation predisposes to bacterial skin infections that can result in serious complications affecting ...
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The objective of this article is to provide updates on the clinical diagnosis and treatment approaches for scabies in Australia. DISCUSSION: Clinical examination remains the mainstay of diagnosis, although dermatoscopy is a useful adjunct. Scabies presents with severe itch and a papular rash, with a predilection for the hands, feet and genitalia. The distribution may be more widespread in infants and older people. Secondary bacterial infection is also common in patients with scabies. Crusted scabies is a rare but highly infectious variant. Topical permethrin is highly effective for individual treatment, but less pract...
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The deleterious effects of scabies, an infestation of the skin by the human itch mite Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis, were well known in the Middle-Ages (1). Here we report descriptions of Medieval “itch” by Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374), called the "Father of Humanism", and Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375), two eminent Italian poets who influenced further famous artists as Shakespeare and Chaucer. Both of them suffered from scabies and emphasised the main features of the parasitic infestation, namely the endless itch and the skin dryness.
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