Beaufort County School System Addresses Outbreak Rumors

The Beaufort County School system is addressing a widespread rumor circulating through several school communities.

The school system reports it is not dealing with an outbreak of scabies as has been rumored through social media and word of mouth.

The school alert message describes scabies as an itchy skin condition caused by tiny mites that is most often transmitted through direct contact.

The school system reports it has had one confirmed case, and that it was addressed immediately according to protocol and all precautions have been taken to make sure no students or staff are at heightened risk of scabies.