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Updated: Scabies case at home for the elderly

A case of scabies has been found at the Zejtun Home for the Elderly, the Health Department said.

The person concerned has been put in isolation for 24 hours and all those who were in contact with this person are being given preventive treatment.

A spokesman for the department said all necessary measures are being taken by the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate to prevent the disease from spreading and there was no cause for alarm.

Scabies is an easily spread skin disease caused by mites. It causes extreme itching.

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