Vet0171 - Scabies This is caused by mites of the Sarcoptes family Each mammalian species has its own species of mite but these mites may reside

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Scabies This is caused by mites of the Sarcoptes family Each mammalian species has its own species of mite, but these mites may reside temporally on an animal or human that is not its typical host. Side-note: Notoedres cati , the causative agent of head scabies in cats, occasionally causes a transient dermatitis in humans.
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Scabies in Humans Sarcoptes scabiei is the species-specific agent which affects humans. Clinical symptoms result from the 2-3 cm long tunnels the mite burrows in the skin. They include: Intense itching of the hands, elbows, axilla or torso. Outbreaks of human scabies usually occur in nursing homes among the old, debilitated and the immunocompromised .
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Disease caused by mites of animal origin is usually less severe, much more rare. Despite the tendency during an outbreak of scabies to blame animal contact for the infection. Disease caused by animal species are unable of sustaining an epidemic in humans. The more mild symptoms caused by species which
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course AGRICULTUR 200 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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Vet0171 - Scabies This is caused by mites of the Sarcoptes family Each mammalian species has its own species of mite but these mites may reside

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