Scabies is a contagious skin infection that occurs among humans and other animals. It is caused by a tiny, 0.3 mm long insect called a mite (Sarcoptes scabiei). It is acquired through contact with the female mite. It burrows under the skin, laying eggs along the line of its burrow. The eggs hatch and the resulting offspring rise to the surface of the skin, mate, and repeat the cycle either within the skin of the original host or within the skin of its next victim.
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