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AFSCME Health & Safety Fact Sheet: Scabies

Scabies is a communicable disease of the skin that is caused by a tiny bug called a mite. The mites dig into the skin and lay their eggs. The mites can burrow beneath the skin surface in 2 ½ minutes. Symptoms include intense itching, especially at night. Sores can become infected from scratching.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-09-17 14:10:01
Description Scabies is a communicable disease of the skin that is caused by a tiny bug called a mite. The mites dig into the skin and lay their eggs. The mites can burrow beneath the skin surface in 2 ½ minutes. Symptoms include intense itching, especially at night. Sores can become infected from scratching.
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Source AFSCME
Keyword Worker safety
Selector Stith
Date Of Record Creation 2009-09-17 14:04:04
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Date Last Modified 2009-09-17 14:10:01
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-09-17 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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