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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.
Authors' addresses: Hyungcheol Park and Seungkyu Park, Medical Service, Sorokdo National Hospital, Goheung, Korea, E-mails: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Chaeyoung Lee, Department of Dermatology, Sorokdo National Hospital, Goheung, Korea, E-mail: email@example.com. Hyeon Kwon, Department of Internal Medicine, Sorokdo National Hospital Goheung, Korea, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Sun-Seog Kweon, Department of Preventive Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea and Jeonnam Regional Cancer Center, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Hwasun-gun, Korea, E-mail: email@example.com.