October 3, 2013

Hundreds of workers at NH hospital being treated for scabies

The hospital also said it is going to notify 165 patients about a possible exposure.

The Associated Press

EXETER, N.H. — New Hampshire’s Exeter Hospital says 33 employees are being treated for scabies after contracting it from a patient at the hospital.

About 300 more staff members are being treated as a precaution, but have not shown symptoms of scabies, a contagious skin condition caused by mites.

The hospital also said it is going to notify 165 patients about a possible exposure.

The hospital said it reported the exposure to state officials on Sept. 27.

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