De Soto parents on edge following scabies outbreak

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by Julian Johnson / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 15 at 7:50 AM

(KMOV) – Parents in De Soto are on edge after warning letters were sent home reporting an outbreak of scabies in public schools.

On Thursday, the De Soto School District sent a letter to six separate schools in the area notifying parents about an outbreak of scabies.

Scabies is a skin condition caused by little mites that burrow underneath the skin.

News 4’s Julian Johnson received a copy of that letter sent by the district.

According to that letter, there has been a confirmed case in the district.  However, the letter did not state which school or how many students have contracted scabies.

This follows the case News 4 exposed about the St. Louis County outbreak and the district only notifying parents of children who came into direct contact with infected students.

However, the district is addressing the problem and educating parents on how to spot the disease.

Stay with News 4 and KMOV.com for the very latest.

 

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