Scabies: management advice for health professionals
Guidance for public health professionals to manage scabies cases and outbreaks, including recommendations for diagnosis, treatment and wider control measures. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 12, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UKHSA guidance on the management of scabies cases and outbreaks in long-term care facilities and other closed settings, UKHSA (published 13th December 2022)
This national guidance has been developed to aid those involved in the management and control of scabies cases and outbreaks in long-term care facilities and other closed settings. It is split into 2 sections, management of single cases, and management of outbreaks. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Small victories: South Africa is struggling to improve kids ’ health decades after apartheid’s demise
KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA— By her country’s standards at the time, there was nothing too unusual about how Nosipho Mshengu arrived in the world. She was born on the side of the road on 20 September 1993, as her mother tried to get from Mafakatini, a rural village in South Africa where there was then no health facility, to a Roman Catholic clinic an hour away. The bus she awaited was nowhere in sight when time ran out, and Mshengu made her entry then and there. This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center. A little more than 14 years later, Mshengu was pregnant herself. Her labor story...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 22, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

What Causes Anal Itching?
Discussion Pinworms are caused by the parasite Enterobius vermicularis. Humans are the only known reservoir and are infected by fecal-oral transmission of eggs or indirectly such as through contaminated clothing or bedding. It is commonly seen in children and can easily pass to family members, plus people can become easily reinfected. The incubation period is usually 1-2 months and eggs can survive outside humans for 2-3 weeks. Adult worms migrate at night from the anus to the perianal skin and vulvar areas causing anal or vulvar itching. The itching can cause sleep problems and scratching can cause secondary bacterial inf...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 31, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

World Health Organization Raises Alarm on Disease in Flood-Hit Areas of Pakistan
ISLAMABAD — The World Health Organization raised the alarm Saturday about a “second disaster” in the wake of the deadly floods in Pakistan this summer, as doctors and medical workers on the ground race to battle outbreaks of waterborne and other diseases. The floodwaters started receding this week in the worst-hit provinces but many of the displaced — now living in tents and makeshift camps — increasingly face the threat of gastrointestinal infections, dengue fever and malaria, which are on the rise. The dirty and stagnant waters have become breeding grounds for mosquitos. The unprecedented mo...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ZARAR KHAN / AP Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Namibia: Scabies Relief for Epukiro and Drimiopsis SAN Communities
[Namibia Economist] An outbreak of scabies in the Bushman communities of Omaheke required drastic intervention which came in the form of a commercial partnership between the Naankuse Foundation, A. Wutow Trading, Plastilon and a new Corporate Social Responsibility outfit, ChariTree. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pandemic Tamped Down Lice and Scabies Cases in North Carolina Pandemic Tamped Down Lice and Scabies Cases in North Carolina
While the study evaluated cases in one state, the results offer preliminary insights on the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on scabies and lice, the authors point out.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - August 10, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Scabies on the Rise in Spain Scabies on the Rise in Spain
An increase in cases began as early as 2014 and intensified during the pandemic. Sales of drugs to treat scabies have increased, but the efficacy of treatments such as permethrin may have declined.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - June 24, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Ivermectin for preventing and treating COVID-19
Is ivermectin effective for COVID ‐19? Updated Cochrane review'Ivermectin for preventing and treating COVID ‐19 'Key messagesWe found no evidence to support the use of ivermectin for treating COVID ‐19 or preventing SARS‐CoV‐2 infection. The evidence base improved slightly in this update, but is still limited.Evaluation of ivermectin is continuing in 31 ongoing trials, and we will update this review again when their results become available.  What is ivermectin?Ivermectin is a medicine used to treat parasites, such as intestinal parasites in animals, and scabies in humans. It is inexpensive and is widely used in...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 21, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Why the monkeypox outbreak is mostly affecting men who have sex with men
Ever since monkeypox started sickening thousands of people worldwide this spring, two big questions have loomed: Why is a virus that has never managed to spread beyond a few cases outside Africa suddenly causing such a big, global outbreak? And why are the overwhelming majority of those affected men who have sex with men (MSM)? A long history of work on sexually transmitted infections and early studies of the current outbreak suggest the answers may be linked: The virus may have made its way into highly interconnected sexual networks within the MSM community, where it can spread in ways that it cannot in the ge...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 20, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Picture of Scabies 3
Title: Picture of Scabies 3Category: ImagesCreated: 12/15/2010 6:31:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 5/4/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - May 4, 2022 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Picture of Scabies 2
Title: Picture of Scabies 2Category: ImagesCreated: 12/15/2010 6:07:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 5/2/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - May 2, 2022 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Migrants and Health Workers Play Complex ‘Game’ on Europe’s Fringes
Viraj from India, in a squat where he has been living for three months near Velika Kladusa, Bosnia. He hopes to join family in Italy. February 2022. Credit: Chiara LuxardoBy Sara PerriaBihać, Bosnia, Apr 19 2022 (IPS) Responding to several shouts Viraj emerges from the ruins of his shelter in northwest Bosnia. He is originally from India but is now squatting near Bihać in what remains of a house abandoned since the 1990s Balkans war. “I was in the bathroom,” says Viraj – although there is no such facility. The building doesn’t even have windows, just gaps exposed to a freezing wind. Collapsing walls are patc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sara Perria Tags: COVID-19 Crime & Justice Europe Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Source Type: news

Namibia: Scabies Patients Resort to Traditional Remedies
[New Era] Some patients infected by the disruptive outbreak of scabies skin disease that has mostly affected the northern regions have resorted to traditional home remedies. Scabies is a parasitic infestation in which tiny Sarcoptes scabies mites burrow under the skin and cause intense itching. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 3454 Cases of Scabies Countrywide From January to March
[Namibia Economist] Around 3454 cases of scabies countrywide from January to March, an official said this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news