Six scabies cases at Ventimiglia

Red Cross docs treating migrants

(ANSA) - Ventimiglia, July 17 - Red Cross doctors are treating six of the migrants camped out on rocks by the sea near the French-Italian border for scabies, the humanitarian organization said Wednesday. A contagious, extremely itchy, skin disorder that leads to a rash, scabies is caused by infestation the scabies mite, a parasite that burrows into the skin. It spreads via close skin-to-skin contact and is easily treated with an insecticide lotion applied to the skin.
   

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