The effect of scabies is more than itching

December 10, 2015

In the editorial accompanying the NEJM publication of Romani, L., et al. (2015). “Mass Drug Administration for Scabies Control in a Population with Endemic Disease”, Professor Bart Currie highlights the inclusion of scabies on the World Health Organization’s list of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) noting that at any given time approximately 130 million people are affected globally by scabies infection.