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Is scabies prevalent throughout the world?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 32 years experience
World traveler: Yes, scabies is worldwide.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Scabies: Scabies is found worldwide among people of all groups and ages. It is spread by direct contact with infected people, and less often by sharing clothing or bedding. Sometimes whole families are affected. Outbreaks of scabies are more common in nursing homes, nursing facilities, and child care centers.

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