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Who gets scabies?

People from all walks of life can get scabies, but it is most common in school-age children. Babies can also get scabies from infected household members or items. Other risk factors for scabies include: age - being a young or school-aged child; poor nutrition; crowded living conditions; poor hygiene, and; physical or sexual contact with someone who has scabies.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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