Eighty-six employees at the Kettering Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, have been diagnosed with scabies, according to an article on the Springfield News Sun website.
The hospital outbreak was traced back to one patient, but so far no other patients have been diagnosed with the disease.
Scabies is usually spread by direct, prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with a person who has scabies. But it was also spread at Kettering by objects that were infested with itch mites.
Kettering has contracted with an outside company to conduct a deep cleaning of the entire hospital, Long said.
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