Volume 95, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



A scabies epidemic, traced by the hospital-based surveillance system, was reported in a Korean leprosarium. A total of 200 symptomatic cases were found during 2012–2014 among 570 elderly former leprosy patients. Most of cases were classic type scabies (87%) and aged 75 years and older (72%). Surveillance system for early diagnosis and prompt intervention was applied and the scabies epidemic was controlled effectively in this long-term care facility.


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  • Received : 11 Jan 2016
  • Accepted : 09 Mar 2016
  • Published online : 06 Jul 2016

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