Prevalence and associated factors of scabies among schoolchildren in Dabat district, northwest Ethiopia, 2018
OPEN Environmental health and preventive medicine | 2 Dec 2019
H Dagne, A Dessie, B Destaw, WW Yallew and Z Gizaw
Scabies is a skin infestation caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei that causes a pruritic skin eruption. In Ethiopia, the disease is common especially during natural or manmade disasters such as flooding, drought, civil war and conflict, poor water supply and sanitation, and overcrowding living condition. Though scabies is becoming a major public health problem, especially in low resource settings, there has been no study that reported the prevalence of scabies in the study area. The aim of this study, therefore, was to assess the prevalence of scabies and associated factors among students in primary schools in Dabat district, northwest Ethiopia.
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