Detainees in the Negev detention facility reported that several detainees were infected with scabies disease, while the prison administration is not providing them with the needed medical treatment and medication.
The detainees informed that Palestinenet news website that several detainees are in direct need of advanced treatment.
The number of detainees infected with this disease arrived to 100, and will most likely increase since the disease is in infectious, especially under the bad conditions the detainees face in Israeli detention facilities.
In the Negev detention facility, the detainees live in tents, while each section of the facility includes 120 detainees.
The detainees said that the administration is barring their families from bringing the medication, confiscated medications some of the parents brought with them, and did not provide the detainees with any medication for the disease.
Also, the detainees appealed the Red Cross and international humanitarian organizations to interfere and pressure the Israeli Prison Authorities to provide the sick detainees with the needed medical help and medications.
Also, the detainees said that the administration is not providing them with cleaning tools, adding the different kinds of bugs and cockroaches are spread in the facility.
What is scabies?
Scabies is an infestation of the skin with the microscopic mite Sarcoptes scabei. Infestation is common, found worldwide, and affects people of all races and social classes. Scabies spreads rapidly under crowded conditions where there is frequent skin-to-skin contact between people, such as in hospitals, institutions, child-care facilities, and nursing homes.
What are the signs and symptoms of scabies infestation?
Pimple-like irritations, burrows or rash of the skin, especially the webbing between the fingers; the skin folds on the wrist, elbow, or knee; the penis, the breast, or shoulder blades.
Intense itching, especially at night and over most of the body.
Sores on the body caused by scratching. These sores can sometimes become infected with bacteria.