Twenty-six inmates at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore are receiving therapy for a situation that’s probably scabies, the Alabama Division of Corrections mentioned.
The ADOC mentioned two inmates at Holman had been seen within the jail infirmary with a rash on Friday. Medical employees inspected different inmates from the identical dorm and located 24 different inmates with the identical signs.
The medical employees is monitoring the inmates and offering drugs to alleviate signs and get rid of the an infection, the ADOC mentioned. The employees is proscribing the motion of the inmates to cut back the danger of others being contaminated.
In line with the Facilities for Illness Management, scabies is a pores and skin an infection attributable to the human itch mite. It causes intense itching and a rash, the CDC says. The scabies mite is unfold by direct contact with an individual who has scabies. That makes prisons and different locations with crowded situations probably locations for scabies outbreaks, the CDC says.