A case of scabies has been reported at the San Ġorg Preca primary school in Ħamrun, the Education Ministry has confirmed. 

The school took the necessary precautions and interventions were carried out according to procedures, the ministry assured the public. The case was first reported in Net News on Wednesday.

Scabies is an itchy skin condition caused by a tiny burrowing mite. Intense itching occurs in the area where the mite burrows. 

Scabies is contagious and can spread quickly through close physical contact in a family, child care group, school class, nursing home or prison. Because scabies is so contagious, doctors often recommend treatment for entire families or contact groups.

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