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Human scabies is caused by an infestation of the skin by the human itch mite (Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis). The microscopic scabies mite burrows into the upper layer of the skin where it lives and lays its eggs. The most common symptoms of scabies are intense itching and a pimple-like skin rash. The scabies mite usually is spread by direct, prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with a person who has scabies.
Speedier examinations may be useful in public health assessments of scabies

Speedier examinations may be useful in public health assessments of scabies

Dermatologist offers tips to help soothe itchy skin

Dermatologist offers tips to help soothe itchy skin

Australian researchers identify genetic map of human parasitic scabies mite

Australian researchers identify genetic map of human parasitic scabies mite

Scientists confirm relation between levels of certain pollutants in the body and levels of obesity

Scientists confirm relation between levels of certain pollutants in the body and levels of obesity

State highlights: States want home care worker wage changes delayed; Ga. delays nursing home rate hike

State highlights: States want home care worker wage changes delayed; Ga. delays nursing home rate hike

Study reveals sex-specific fitness benefit of variability of MHC genes

Study reveals sex-specific fitness benefit of variability of MHC genes

NSU's medical school adds more developing countries to medical outreach programs

NSU's medical school adds more developing countries to medical outreach programs

Heartworm medication Ivermectin prevents malaria transmission in Africa

Heartworm medication Ivermectin prevents malaria transmission in Africa

As flood waters spread, international aid for Pakistan tops $800M, foreign minister says

As flood waters spread, international aid for Pakistan tops $800M, foreign minister says

New molecule effective against lice

New molecule effective against lice

Dermatologist addresses common parasitic infestations and latest treatment options at Academy Annual Meeting

Dermatologist addresses common parasitic infestations and latest treatment options at Academy Annual Meeting

Community-based program proves to be successful in reducing skin infections in Australian aboriginal children

Community-based program proves to be successful in reducing skin infections in Australian aboriginal children

Everyone carries at least 1 type of pesticide

Everyone carries at least 1 type of pesticide

Exchange of E. coli between humans and chimps in Uganda

Exchange of E. coli between humans and chimps in Uganda

EPA accused of putting industry interests before public health

EPA accused of putting industry interests before public health

How hurricanes impact public health long term

How hurricanes impact public health long term

British Government needs to get its act together to tackle the soaring rates of sexually transmitted infections

British Government needs to get its act together to tackle the soaring rates of sexually transmitted infections

Young holidaymaker's traveling overseas face serious health issues from casual sex

Young holidaymaker's traveling overseas face serious health issues from casual sex