HONOLULU (KHON2) – KHON2 News has confirmed an outbreak of scabies at the Kona Community Hospital on the Big Island.
A spokesperson for the hospital said the outbreak was confirmed on Monday, November 19.
The hospital says it is working with the Hawaii State Health Department.
Officials did not say how many people were infected with scabies, but said in a statement:
“We did implement procedures and protocols per our policies for any infectious outbreak. Our interim chief nurse executive and infection prevention director have been coordinating management of the outbreak since then.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control, scabies is