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Hawaii hospital hit with highly contagious scabies outbreak

November 28, 2018 4:46 PM
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Hawaii hospital hit with highly contagious scabies outbreak

In 2015, a 93-year-old nursing home resident died from a scabies infestation. The autopsy report showed the cause of death as “septicemia due to crusted scabies.” What exactly is scabies and how dangerous is it?

An itchy problem is affecting a Big Island hospital in Hawaii: scabies.

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