Journal article

A framework for scabies control

Daniel Engelman, Michael Marks, Andrew C Steer, Abate Beshah, Gautam Biswas, Olivier Chosidow, Luc E Coffeng, Belen Lardizabal Dofitas, Wendemagegn Enbiale, Mosoka Fallah, Elkhan Gasimov, Adrian Hopkins, Julie Jacobson, John M Kaldor, Fatimata Ly, Charles D Mackenzie, Jodie McVernon, Matthew Parnaby, Merelesita Rainima-Qaniuci, Oliver Sokana Show all

PLOS NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2021

Abstract

Scabies is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) that causes a significant health burden, particularly in disadvantaged communities and where there is overcrowding. There is emerging evidence that ivermectin-based mass drug administration (MDA) can reduce the prevalence of scabies in some settings, but evidence remains limited, and there are no formal guidelines to inform control efforts. An informal World Health Organization (WHO) consultation was organized to find agreement on strategies for global control. The consultation resulted in a framework for scabies control and recommendations for mapping of disease burden, delivery of interventions, and establishing monitoring and evaluation. Key o..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The expert meeting was partly supported by the International League of Dermatological Societies. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.