dermatology
Skin infections

How to decontaminate scabies parasites from clothing and bedding? A Queensland study shows how

Although scabies infestation is usually transmitted by skin to skin contact, Queensland researchers have validated methods to prevent transmission by other means such as via viable parasites on bedding and clothing. They say cases of scabies observed in laundry workers and also apparent cases of ‘treatment failure’  show scabies mites may survive in the short ...

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