KCH restricts inpatient visitation indefinitely in wake of scabies outbreak

Visitors leave Kona Community Hospital on Friday after cancelation of patient room visit due to a scabies outbreak. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
A sign canceling patient room visits is posted on the entrance to Kona Community Hospital on Friday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — After attempting to manage a scabies outbreak for nearly three weeks, Kona Community Hospital announced Thursday that visitation to all its patient care units has been restricted indefinitely.