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An Outbreak of Scabies in Multiple Linked Healthcare Settings in the Netherlands

  • Georgia Ladbury (a1) (a2), Gabriella Morroy (a3), Sandra van Hoeven-Dekkers (a3), Corine Botermans (a4), Cees Veelenturf (a5), Maarten Bastiaens (a4), Cees van Abeelen (a4) and Clementine Wijkmans (a3)...
Abstract

We report a large scabies outbreak occurring in Tilburg, Netherlands, which affected several different healthcare settings that provide care to the elderly and the mentally disabled. The outbreak demonstrated how the complex system of care provision to vulnerable groups facilitated extensive scabies transmission among multiple linked healthcare settings and the community.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2012;33(10): 1047-1050

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European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training, Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, Centre for Infectious Disease Control, RIVM/Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, PO Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, Netherlands (georgia.ladbury@rivm.nl)
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