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June 1978

Nosocomial Outbreak of Scabies

Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(6):897-898. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640180031007

• During the last quarter of 1976, a nosocomial outbreak of scabies occurred in a 558-bed community teaching hospital. There had been scattered reports of scabies throughout Michigan for nearly a year prior to this outbreak. The epidemic spread of scabies from a patient to 38 hospital employees and their families and associates was identified from historical, clinical, and microscopic skin preparation data.

(Arch Dermatol 114:897-898, 1978)