How do you contract the scabies skin parasite?

Intimate contact. Scabies are typically found in dirty living areas, nursing homes, and college dorms. They are transmitted person to person and through shared linens.
Person or animal. Scabies is an infection with a small parasite that lives underneath the skin. It is caught from another person or hair bearing mammal dog, cat horse. There is usually 4 week incubation period.It is very itchy at night and affects certain arras wrist nipples genitalia ankles. Treatment is curative with elimite, (permethrin) or occasionally if necessary kwell lotion.