Human scabies of wombat origin

Skerratt, L.F., and Beveridge, I. (1999) Human scabies of wombat origin. Australian Veterinary Journal, 77 (9). p. 607.

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[Extract] Scabies occurred in a keeper and the preparators of a common wombat (Vombatus ursinus) in Paris in the early 19th century. The wombat had sarcoptic mange and died at the zoological gardens associated with the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle. The dead wombat was subsequently mounted and is in the collections of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle. Arundel et al reported that scabies was a common problem in people who handled wombats infected with Sarcoptes scabiei but did not describe the clinical signs. Here, scabies is described in three people who handled dead common wombats affected with severe hyperkeratotic sarcoptic mange. Transmission of scabies originally acquired from a common wombat from person to person is also reported.

Item ID: 28262
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1751-0813
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2013 23:44
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920120 Zoonoses @ 100%
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