Scratching the itch: is scabies a truly neglected disease?; 2017

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Human scabies is a parasitic skin disease that affectspeople worldwide. To improve public-health decisionmaking, measurement of the global burden ofscabies is key. In this issue of The Lancet InfectiousDiseases, Chante Karimkhani and colleagues1 reporta cross-sectional analysis of the Global Burden ofDisease (GBD) 2015 big data to show a robust estimateof the extent and impact of this ubiquitous mite on human health.