Exeter Hospital Workers Contract Scabies From Patient

EXETER, N.H. — More than 30 Exeter Hospital employees are receiving treatment for scabies after contracting it from a patient.

Hospital personnel reported the exposure to state officials on Sept. 27. They are unsure of where the outbreak occurred, but have treated approximately 300 more staff members as a precaution. Additionally, officials have notified 165 patients about a possible exposure, WMUR.com reports.

Scabies is a contagious skin condition caused by mites.

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