Who Gets Scabies?
Anyone can get scabies, but those at higher risk include:
- Sexually active adults
- Prison inmates
- People in institutional care
- People living in crowded conditions
- People in childcare facilities
Scabies in Daycare Centers
Scabies outbreaks occasionally strike daycare centers. Young children tend to play in ways that involve skin-to-skin contact. They may also share naptime mats and blankets. If scabies is found in a child who attends daycare, it’s important to notify the staff. The child's classmates and caregivers will probably need to be treated as well, even if symptoms have yet to appear.
NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 5.