A review on zoonotic sarcoptes
Seelam Naveen Kumar, K Andrew Jabakumar, Sunkara Jai Ram, Garikiparthi NV Sreekanth and VJ Ajay Kumar
Scabies is a characteristic skin disease of both animals and humans caused by itch mite Sarcoptes scabiei, It was the first known disease with microscopic causative agent. WHO recognised scabies as neglected tropical disease and reported it needs more attention. Zoonotic transmission of scabies is of major public health concern as both human health and animal welfare can be impacted as it can spread from animals to humans. Risk factors of zoonotic transmission are contact with pets, crowded living conditions and poor hygiene. Life cycle of sarcoptes is complex and they exhibit host specificity and adaptations to different host species neglected cases can lead to complications such as crustated scabies, post scabies syndrome, zoonotic scabies requires one health approach and awareness among people.
How to cite this article:
Seelam Naveen Kumar, K Andrew Jabakumar, Sunkara Jai Ram, Garikiparthi NV Sreekanth and VJ Ajay Kumar. A review on zoonotic sarcoptes. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(8S): 497-501.