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can u get scabies from sitting on same couch?

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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Scabies is spread when there is direct, prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with an infected person. Transmission of scabies can also be the result of sharing clothing, towels, and bedding.
Answered on Dec 19, 2017
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