dec. 22, 2016
On Thursday, Dec. 22, district officials were informed that a
Liberty Central School District student has a confirmed case of
Scabies is an infestation of the skin by a human itch mite. These
mites burrow under the person’s skin where it lives and lays its
eggs. The mite is transferred person to person by PROLONGED
contact of the skin to another person. Prolonged, meaning, people
who sleep together, household members and sometimes people who
share towels or bedding.
Scabies usually is expected when there is a rash and intense
itching. It is curable, but you have to get a prescription from
your doctor after the doctor gives the diagnosis of scabies. There
is no “over-the-counter” medication for this. Sometimes it may
take a couple of treatments to totally cure the infestation. All
people in the home of a person that has been diagnosed need to be
The district is notifying all parents and providing them with
information of the symptoms and treatment of scabies. Click here
to view the letter that was sent home to parents on Thursday, Dec.
If you suspect you or your child may have scabies, please contact
your doctor and be tested. If you have any questions, please feel
free to call Sullivan County Public Health Services at (845)
292-5910 or your primary health care provider.