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A microscopic look at scabies

Easing fears about scabies

Categories: Blog  /  Children's Health  /  Infections

Scabies, a common skin condition, has been in the news in recent weeks. Our Harlandale ISD School-based Health Center treated a number of cases, giving rise to questions about whether the school district was in the midst of an outbreak. The answer is no. While the estimates vary, scabies is one of the three most common skin infections in children, and it’s not unusual for the typical pediatrician to see a few cases per week. It’s spreads through direct and prolonged skin-to-skin contact — making it much more likely to spread within households, child-care facilities, nursing homes and prisons than …Read More >