7 IN 10 INDIGENOUS BABIES SUFFER FROM SCABIES AT LEAST ONCE BEFORE THEIR FIRST BIRTHDAY
If you thought it was just an itch, think again. Without treatment, scabies can lead to a number of chronic secondary conditions, even premature death.
Scabies is a highly contagious disease that spreads via skin-to-skin contact. When a female mite burrows under the skin and lays eggs, this triggers an immune response to control the mite reproduction, causing irritation.