Scabies, Halifax Infirmary, Hospital

Scabies, Halifax Infirmary

Scabies scare at Halifax hospital spreading to staff

Scabies scare at Halifax hospital spreading to staff

8.10.2019

Scabies scare at Halifax hospital spreading to staff

A case of scabies at the Halifax Infirmary is affecting far more people than just patients. More than 20 staff members are undergoing treatment after reporting symptoms.

Scabies causes an itchy rash and can spread fairly easily.

Thought NSHAcentral said it was a container isolated case? The state of NS health Care system is a sham and the directors of NSHAcentral should be held accountable for failing the population of the province. Haul them all to the SCC

The itch is bad, but she says the "ick factor" is worse.

MacDonald stayed at the Halifax Infirmary, where a case was recently confirmed through lab testing.

Officials are urging employees with symptoms to get treatment as a precaution.

The scabies scare at the MacDonald house is spreading.

The union says it learned of the confirmed case back on Sept. 26, and as far as they're concerned, none of this had to happen.

Read more: CTV News

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