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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can you contact scabies from animals?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
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.
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
No : It is a human mite only. Animals do not carry it.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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