Common Scabies Breeding Environments

  • in overcrowded living conditions
  • in school children playing together
  • families
  • roommates
  • sexual partners
  • mothers of infants
  • elderly people in nursing homes
  • soldiers
  • prisoners

The insect or the egg can spread the infection and the mite can survive on objects for a long time, so constant washing of clothing, towels or bedding is necessary. Scabies does not occur because of poor hygiene.