Saturday, June 7, 2008

Woman Quarantined With Bird Mite Infestation

Woman Quarantined With Bird Mite Infestation:

"Added Dr. Shadab Ahmed of Nassau Medical Center, 'They can stick to the body. They are extremely tiny. I just sent three to be tested to the parasitology lab for identification.'

Doctors say there is absolutely no public health hazard. Mites can't feed off human skin and will eventually drop off, but until then …

'They were biting her all night long,' Shea said. 'They were coming out of her ears, her nose, some other places.'"