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Border Patrol Reports Scabies Outbreak Among Detained Immigrants

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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.

Topics: border patrol, scabies, outbreak

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