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Haiti - FLASH : A form of highly contagious skin infection detected in several areas of the country
16/04/2022 09:19:43

Haiti - FLASH : A form of highly contagious skin infection detected in several areas of the country
"The Ministry of Public Health advises the population that a form of Sarcoptosis, a very contagious skin infection similar to scabies, has been detected in several areas of the country.

The Ministry informs all people with the following signs and symptoms: itching, skin lesions from scratching, especially at night, to go to the nearest health institution for adequate care.

Preventive measures recommended by the Ministry :

1. Avoid direct contact with an infected person;
2. Boil bedding;
3. Disinfect clothing, sheets, pillows and bath towels;
4. Ventilate spaces
5. Bathe in clean water;
6. Above all, avoid scratching your skin despite the urge.

Counting on the cooperation of everyone, the Ministry invites the population to be vigilant in order to curb the spread of this infectious disease."


Outbreak of sarcoptosis in Kenskoff :
Since April 14, 2022, the Ministry of Public Health via the West Health Department has deployed a multidisciplinary team to Kenskoff to stem the outbreak of sarcoptosis in this area. This deployment is part of the investigation and response activities, led by the Ministry, against community sarcoptosis, in the rural areas of the West department.

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