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Scabies is a contagious skin condition, that affects almost 300 million people yearly, caused by a microscopic mite called Sarcoptes scabiei. It spreads through physical contact and can cause a widespread outbreak. These little bugs attack your skin and make it their home, resulting in itching, rashes, and blisters. It is highly contagious, and you can catch it by being near someone who is infected. The more knowledgeable we are, the easier it is to prevent the mites from jumping from one person to the other.

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1. Sexual relations with an infected person

Contrary to popular belief, you can contract scabies through sexual relations. The risk factor is immense because mites can jump on you through the slightest skin contact. What’s even more alarming is that they are contagious even when there aren’t visible signs on the skin. Having unprotected sex is always Russian roulette, but scabies makes it even more dangerous. The best thing to do would be to avoid having such relations.

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