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Mel Thompson: Eradicating scabies at DFTB17


This talk was recorded live on the second day of DFTB17 in Brisbane.

Melanie Thompson is a paediatrician working in the Kimberley, WA. She is interested in indigenous health and dares you to listen to her talk without itching. Scabies is one of the world’s top 50 infectious diseases, and we thought it deserved the chance to shine. Say hello to our little friend…

If you think it has gone away then read this recent article in the Lancet.

Chosidow O, Fuller LC. Scratching the itch: is scabies a truly neglected disease?. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2017 Sep 20.

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