Horizon Health is warning the public that there have been several reported cases of scabies in the Charlotte County area.
Scabies is an infestation of the skin by the human itch mite. The most common symptoms of scabies are intense itching and a pimple-like skin rash.
Scabies is most often spread by direct, prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with an infected person.
Scabies should be diagnosed by a doctor and can be effectively treated with medications. For this reason, anyone that has been experiencing symptoms is encouraged to visit their family practitioner for an examination.
Scabies is not life threatening and is curable with a treatment. For more information, see Department of Health website.
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