- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) - Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center says it’s discovered a case of the skin condition scabies in a patient in its hematology/oncology unit, and is offering free screening clinics and treatment to staff, patients and visitors who may have had contact with that person.

A spokesman said Thursday Dartmouth has contacted staff members who had direct contact with the patient between Aug. 14 and Sept. 26, and discharged patients.

The patient was diagnosed with crusted Norwegian scabies, a contagious, but non-life-threatening condition caused by microscopic mites that results in intense itching.

Clinics are scheduled on Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Auditorium C-D in the hospital.

A hotline has been set up through the state Health Department at 603-271-9461.

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