Elementary School Parents Alerted To Scabies Cases

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Two Coshocton city elementary schools sent letters home with students to alert parents of two scabies cases.

The superintendent of the district said that since December, two students at South Lawn and Central elementary schools have been diagnosed with scabies.

In addition to notifying parents, the district also notified the health department.

Officials said that they also did extra cleaning and disinfected classrooms.

Scabies is a mite that burrows in the skin. It can cause redness and intense itching.

Scabies is spread by skin-to-skin contact.

The letters sent home to parents details how to prevent and detect scabies.

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