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can you contact scabies from animals?

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Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Rarely : Almost always human to human transmission but the host are mites do maybe you can get from them but very unlikely.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Arlo Miller
15 years experience Dermatology
No : It is a human mite only. Animals do not carry it.
Answered on Mar 24, 2013

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