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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
25 years experience Psychiatry
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.
Answered on Aug 30, 2016

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