39.2.2  How common is scabies in Ethiopia?

Scabies mites are found worldwide, in all communities and climates. There are thought to be about 300 million cases of scabies in the world each year. In Ethiopia, as elsewhere, scabies is common where there is poverty, poor water supply, poor sanitation and overcrowding.

39.2.1  What causes scabies and how is it transmitted?

39.2.3  Clinical manifestations of scabies