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More Scabies Cases In Harlandale ISD

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A total of 40 cases of scabies have been confirmed at 10 Harlandale ISD schools, including Harlandale and McCollum high schools, the Frank Tejeda Academy, Harlandale and Terrell Wells middle schools, and Adams, Carroll Bell, Columbia Heights, Rayburn and Wright elementary schools.
 
 
Scabies is a highly contagious skin disease that is caused by an infestation of a mite. It’s most-commonly transmitted by skin-to-skin contact but can also be passed via bodily fluids or surface-to-skin contact.
 
 
The district reports that all schools are clean, and custodial crews are taking extra measures at the campuses affected by scabies.
 

Steve joined the Texas Public Radio news team in 2009, and serves as TPR's Assistant News Director and afternoon anchor. You can hear him Monday-Friday from 3-7pm on KSTX 89.1 FM. Steve is a veteran of radio news in South Texas, having worked for commercial stations in the San Antonio area since the late 1980s.