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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Oct;33(10):1047-50. doi: 10.1086/667736. Epub 2012 Aug 23.

An outbreak of scabies in multiple linked healthcare settings in The Netherlands.

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Centre for Infectious Disease Control, Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, The Netherlands. georgia.ladbury@rivm.nl

Abstract

We report a large scabies outbreak occurring in Tilburg, Netherlands, which affected several different healthcare settings that provide care to the elderly and the mentally disabled. The outbreak demonstrated how the complex system of care provision to vulnerable groups facilitated extensive scabies transmission among multiple linked healthcare settings and the community.

PMID:
22961026
DOI:
10.1086/667736
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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