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Can i get scabies from contact with a wild animal? are there any animals that can contract scabies? i heard that house pets cannot, is this true?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
2 different mites: Humans can transmit scabies which is transmitted by a sarcoptes scarbiei mite. Animals carry a different mite which can cause a form of mange.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Mites: Animals can contract sarcoptic mange from mites. Humans can contract scabies from the sarcoptes scarbiei mite. There are two different mites involved.

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