Epidemiology and Zoonoses of Seven-Year Disease-Scabies

Abduljalil Alsaad Rasha Khalil ,

Published on: 2020-01-27


Scabies is one of the three most common skin disorders. In 2015, it affected about 204 million people. It occurs more commonly in the developing world and tropical climates. The study aims to determine the epidemiology of scabies among man and their animals. Description of zoonotic potential transmission between man and animals. We enrolled 261 Iraqi participants and their animals (if present) who completed the study. An epidemiological and zoonotic study done at Health Care Centers, a period of one year. Scabies diagnosed clinically, and the examination has done accordingly. The association of patient demographics, clinicopathologic factors and disease features described and calculated. The most age found was belonged to the age group 20-40 years in 141(54.02%) patients. The male to female ratio was 1.05:0.95. Scabies mostly described by its itching in whole patients. The duration of the itching lasts for 24 hrs. in 124(47.5) patients, for weeks in 131 (50.19%) patients. Scabies rash presented in most of the patients as 249 (95.4%). Most of the patients 75.47% have their domestic animals or in contact with, either direct or indirect, indoor, farms, and other, with a strongly significant difference among those who haven’t (p=0.035). By examination of animals of infested patients with scabies, we found about 58.88% of animals were infected with scabies, and these might be acting as zoonotic potential transmission, with significant differences from those peoples who haven’t (p=0.05). Scabies is one of the three most common skin disorders in the young age group and its frequency is not related to gender. More than three-quarters of peoples in the study have close contact with animals and more of that animals found to be infested with scabies, might be a sort of a zoonotic potential pattern.

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