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QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax
HALIFAX — There’s been an outbreak of scabies at a Halifax hospital.
Health officials say the spread of the itchy, infectious skin condition was confirmed last week.
Capital Health spokesman Everton McLean says the first case was confirmed in a patient at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre.
Since then, staff have come forward to say they have symptoms and are seeking treatment on their own.
A message to staff on the Capital Health website Monday morning said the infected patient was in the cardiovascular intensive care unit.
Some surgeries were postponed, but McLean says no further surgeries were put off as of Monday.