More time spent at home, together with delays in accessing medical care during the pandemic, are possible contributing factors to a step-up in scabies cases that has been observed in Spain since 2014. There are reports of doctors seeing significantly more patients with scabies or with more serious infestations, as well as a rise in anti-parasitic treatments being sold at pharmacies. On the same topic, hundreds of residents in Uganda’s far west district of Hoima who are infected with scabies have been advised to adhere to strict personal hygiene while waiting for medical assistance to arrive on the scene. Read more
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