Scabies Outbreak in Málaga, Spain

The board of the Institute of Secondary Education La Rosaleda, IES, in Málaga has, through a document, informed its students that several cases of scabiosis, also known as scabies, have been detected among the pupils.

In the document, to which Europa Press has had access, it is specified that cases of this contagious skin disease have been discovered and that it is transmitted “ through skin-to-skin contact and causes irritation and itching”.

Therefore, they have requested that measures need to be taken in an attempt to stop it from spreading. They recommend all students to avoid direct contact with other people, to wash their clothes at 60 degrees Celsius, and to not share clothing.

Junta de Andalucía has pointed out to Europa Press that the number of cases in the school is unknown, although there are several. It is still unknown if the scabiosis comes from inside or outside the facilities. The students have been informed as a “preventive measure” and in case any symptoms should appear.

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Henric Sundlof