Posted: Apr 30, 2014 3:19 PM
Updated: Jul 2, 2014 7:49 AM
McALLEN - Border Patrol officials are dealing with a scabies outbreak among some detained illegal immigrants.
Border Patrol agents on Tuesday identified several detainees with the skin condition. Scabies is a highly-contagious skin infection spread by a mite.
It is not known how many people are infected, but those who tested positive were isolated and are getting medical treatment.
Border Patrol said no agents have tested positives for scabies.