DOE: Kids, teacher return from trip with scabies

The Department of Education says a teacher and some students at Holcombe L. Rucker School of Community Research who took a trip to New Orleans came back with scabies. A letter from the school's principal

News 12 Staff

May 1, 2012, 5:58 PM

Updated 4,364 days ago

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DOE: Kids, teacher return from trip with scabies
The Department of Education says a teacher and some students at Holcombe L. Rucker School of Community Research who took a trip to New Orleans came back with scabies.
A letter from the school's principal to parents says: "Itch mites are not a sign of poor hygiene and anyone can get them. Itch mites do not transmit infections and do not endanger a person's health."
The DOE claims there was evidence of scabies at the school after several of the students returned and before they sought medical attention.


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