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Hospital Treats Hundreds
Of Employees For Scabies

By Patricia Doyle

Hello, Jeff - I am sure people remember me discussing scabies as one of many diseases being brought to the US by illegals.  Here we are again…now Scabies in a patient at OSF Health Care Center causes hundreds of employees, some of whom were showing signs of Scabies, to need treatment.

Anyone believe our government when it insisted the illegals aka border "children" were healthy, remarkably healthy?  WE now have Enterovirus 68 spreading across the US from NY to Washington State.  Enterovirus does hit adults as well especially the elderly, adults with respiratory problems and of course, children.  

Remember there are still illegals flooding across our borders every day with all sorts of diseases.  Treatment and hospitalization of the illegals' diseases won't cost them a dime as we pay for their health care.  However, when you contract their illnesses guess who pays for your health care? You do..

So, we now add Scabies to the growing list of disease outbreaks among Americans, after Enterovirus 68, TB, Chagas and Leprosy.  As time goes by more kids will be exposed to all sorts of diseases in schools and they will bring those illnesses home to the community.  Can't say we didn't try to warn our government.  Our warnings fell on deaf ears in Washington DC.


OSF Health care center treats hundreds of employees for potential scabies

By WEEK Producer

September 12, 2014

Updated Sep 12, 2014 at 8:19 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- OSF Saint Francis Medical Center treated more than 500 people in response to a scabies case earlier this week.

A patient was confirmed to have Norwegian scabies on Tuesday.

While the patient is the only confirmed case, 124 employees who had direct contact with the patient showed clinical symptoms of scabies.

"They had a rash, and they had itching, because of the contact they had with the patient with Norwegian scabies, we felt like it was a true clinical diagnosis of scabies and of course treated them,” said Jen Hopwood, OSF Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care.

As a precaution, they also treated another 415 employees and some of their family members -- though they did not show symptoms.

The Peoria County Coroner said the 61-year-old Tazewell County man with the confirmed case of scabies died last week, but scabies was not the cause of death.

Scabies is a contagious skin disease caused by mites that burrow under the skin. You can pass it along from having prolonged skin contact with another person.

Norweigian scabies is a severe form that can be transferred by clothing or bedding.

Symptoms include itching, especially at night, and a pimple-like scabies rash that could crust over if the condition becomes severe.

All scabies is treatable. A cream treatment must be applied neck down for 12 hours.

An oral treatment is also available.

Officials say the outbreak is under control, but if you are experiencing symptoms, contact your doctor.


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