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Scabies Outbreak At Norfolk Nursing Home

Posted: 16 September, 2013

NORFOLK (AP) - A scabies outbreak has been reported at a Norfolk nursing home, and the home is now under quarantine. The quarantine at Heritage of Bel Air is in place until Tuesday. Until then, families may call their loved ones, but are not allowed to visit. Bel Air administrator Jan Zierke says all residents have been treated with a medicated cream and were showered Friday. Rooms also are being disinfected. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says scabies is a skin infection caused by microscopic human itch mites that can travel from person to person. They burrow under the first layer of skin and lay their eggs. Scabies causes intense itching and looks like heat rash.

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