A case of scabies in a minor resident in the district of Mirandola and another minor located in the district of Modena was reported to the Department of Public Health of the Local Health Authority of Modena. The pediatric community will inform the families of schools and classmates these days and in the morning.
"Families may be silent," says Giulio Sighinolfi, head of the Community Pediatrics of the Local Health Authority of Modena: in fact, the numbers related to cases reported so far, which were always present in the student population and are mostly trips international It has to be noted that in recent years there has been an improvement in notification and communication systems between different organisms (including communication to the media): this has allowed an increase in early diagnosis and, at the same time, an improvement in prevention systems. which allowed to limit the spread. "On 9 November 2018, cases of mange reported in children attending schools in the region amounted to 0.02% of the total population of the province of Modena between 0 and 14 years, approximately one case for every 4000 children.
Mange transmission occurs easily within the family nucleus, vice versa in school communities is a very rare event. It is caused by a parasite, a mite (Sarcoptes scabiei) invisible to the naked eye; It affects people belonging to all social strata, regardless of their age, sex or personal hygiene. Although it is particularly annoying, the treatment is relatively simple and is carried out with the sole use of the products that should be applied to the skin.