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Scabies outbreak still under investigation

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - It was last week we reported that eight boys from the Department of Youth Affairs were treated for scabies, an easily spread skin disease caused by a small species of mite. According to DYA director Adonis Mendiola, an investigation is being conducted to locate the root of the disease.

"The child who was initially identified may have been misdiagnosed, so we are still trying to pinpoint how that might have occurred and not so much trying to find fault with anyone in particular who was diagnosing the child, but we do have medical certifications as far as the issue is concerned," she said.

Mendiola assures that DYA is also working with the Department of Public Health to ensure all necessary precautions are taken to prevent further outbreak.

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