New Australian-Pacific scabies treatment has lasting results, study finds

(Murdoch Childrens Research Institute) Results of a two-year update of the world's first comparative trial of mass drug administration against scabies, show that the infection rate is still significantly down. The latest findings are published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.In 2012, the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, the Kirby Institute and the Fiji Ministry for Health, treated almost everyone on a remote Fijian island (716 people) with the oral anti-parasitic drug ivermectin.
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Publication date: Available online 13 June 2019Source: International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and WildlifeAuthor(s): Kevin D. Niedringhaus, Justin D. Brown, Kellyn M. Sweeley, Michael J. YabsleyAbstractThe “itch mite” or “mange mite”, Sarcoptes scabiei, causes scabies in humans and sarcoptic mange in domestic and free-ranging animals. This mite has a wide host range due to its ability to adapt to new hosts and has been spread across the globe presumably through human expansion. While disease caused by S. scabiei has been very well-studied in humans and domestic animals, there are still nu...
Source: International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife - Category: Parasitology Source Type: research
(Murdoch Childrens Research Institute) An alignment of researchers, health ministries and the World Health Organization has outlined the steps to develop a global program to control scabies -- the parasitic disease affecting 450 million people annually in mainly low-income countries. The paper published in The Lancet journal was led by Murdoch Children's Research Institute, in collaboration with the International Alliance for the Control of Scabies, the World Health Organization, researchers and the Ethiopian, Solomon Islands and Fijian Health Ministries.
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Publication date: Available online 6 June 2019Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Daniel Engelman, Paul T Cantey, Michael Marks, Anthony W Solomon, Aileen Y Chang, Olivier Chosidow, Wendemagegn Enbiale, Dirk Engels, Roderick J Hay, David Hendrickx, Peter J Hotez, John M Kaldor, Mike Kama, Charles D Mackenzie, James S McCarthy, Diana L Martin, Birhan Mengistu, Toby Maurer, Nebiyu Negussu, Lucia RomaniSummaryScabies is a parasitic disease of the skin that disproportionately affects disadvantaged populations. The disease causes considerable morbidity and leads to severe bacterial infection and immune-mediated disease. Scientific adv...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
A skin infection occurs when parasites, fungi, or germs such as bacteria break into the skin. Some examples of these invaders include scabies, the herpes virus, and lice. Here, learn more about skin infections and what they look like.
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Scabies is an infestation of the skin by tiny parasitic mites. On the penis, scabies can cause crusty, blister-like sores and intense itching that may get worse at night. Scabies mites spread through close, prolonged contact between people, such as during sex. Learn more about scabies on the penis here.
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Answer toParasite Case of the Week 531:Sarcoptes scabei,var. hominis, the human " itch " mite. Seen here are mites, eggs and fecal pellets (scybala).Old one nicely described the biology and morphology of these arthropods:Sarcoptes scabeioccur in a number of host species. Primarily in swine here in Minnesota but occasionally in humans. The male mites range in size from 213-285 μm long by 162-240 μm wide and the female mites range from 300-504 μm long to 230-420 μm wide.Sarcoptesare round to ovoid when viewed from the back; when viewed from the side they are ventrally flattened and dorsally rounded (sim...
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Publication date: Available online 5 December 2018Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Jebyung Park, Se Yoon Park, Jaijun Han, So Young Lee, Gil Eun Kim, Yeon Su Jeong, Jin Hwa Kim, Eun Jung Lee, Eunyoung Lee, Tae Hyong KimScabies is a re-emerging parasitic disease, particularly in hospitalized patients. This is a retrospective study analyzing adult patients with scabies admitted to a referral university hospital between 2008 and 2018. All patients were treated an average of 3 times using scabicides; the median isolation period and time to cure were 14 and 15 days, respectively.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Scabies is caused by Sarcoptes scabiei burrowing into the stratum corneum of the host ’s skin and is detrimental to the health of humans and animals. Vaccines are an attractive alternative to replace the acaricide...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
ConclusionOur data reveal the extremely high frequency of ISDs seen at the PED, underlying the need for closer cooperation between dermatologists and pediatricians.
Source: International Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Report Source Type: research
ConclusionsResearch on scabies and pediculosis dominated the field of EPSD research to the expense of tungiasis, HrCLM, myiasis, and cutaneous strongyloidiasis. There was an underrepresentation of literature from the tropics and subtropics despite EPSD being common in these areas. This could possibly be explained by the presence of limited number of non-English journals in the Scopus database. International research collaborations and research networking should be strengthened to help advance and prioritize research on EPSD.
Source: Infectious Diseases of Poverty - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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