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UPDATE: Quarantine lifted at Norfolk, NE nursing home after scabies outbreak

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A quarantine has been lifted at a Norfolk, Nebraska, nursing home after an outbreak of scabies.

Officials say families can now visit their loved ones at Heritage of Bel Air.

Bel Air's administrator says all residents have been treated with medication, and were showered.   Rooms also are being disinfected.

"The quarantine is all lifted effective of this morning, we've got a crew out working to get all the residents clothing back into their rooms, and get everything back as much to normal as possible," said Jan Zierke, Heritage of Bel Air.

Officials say they're still trying to figure out the cause of the outbreak.

Scabies is a contagious skin condition caused by a tiny mite.  The mites burrows under your skin causing intense allergic itching.

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