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Join the fight against the scabies mite!

Would you like to participate in the questionnaire by the GGD Hollands Midden about scabies in Leiden students?

The results will give the GGD important information to prevent further spread of scabies among students.

Click here for the questionnaire

The questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete and gives you a chance to win one of the 5 gift certificates (€25).
You can also participate in case you never have had scabies. In addition, if you know a student who has had scabies, we would appreciate if you send them the questionnaire.

These are the places on the body where the scabie smite likes to nestle.

Ten minutes of your time

The questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete and gives you a chance to win one of the 5 gift certificates (€25).
You can also participate if you have never had scabies. In addition, if you know a student who has had scabies, we would appreciate if you send them the questionnaire.

Click here for the questionnaire

Read how your privacy is regulated at the bottom of this page.

First results

It seems that scabies is spreading more and more among students. Therefore, to understand the situation more clearly the situation, the GGD Hollands Midden conducts a research. The first results of this research seem to confirm that scabies among students is more common than among the average Dutch population. However, it still remains unclear how the scabies spreads exactly.

The second part of this research focuses on determining risk factors for scabies. Are some students more at risk than others? This information provides the GGD more targeted information, so we can take actions to reduce the chances of students getting scabies.

 

Scabies mite
Scabies mite

What is scabies?

Scabies is a communicable skin condition caused by the scabies mite. One of the most important symptoms is itching over the entire body. The itch is especially troublesome at night and when it is warm. In addition, blisters and red bumps may develop on the skin, for example between the fingers and on wrists and feet.

Scabies is more common among groups of people who live close together. Contamination can occur through intensive physical contact with someone who has scabies. However, scabies can be treated well with medicines. In the case of complaints that indicate scabies, you can see your GP or the GGD.

More information

You can also click here for the questionnaire

Privacy

All data obtained from the research will be processed anonymously according to the guidelines of the AVG. More information about this and about your rights as a participant of this research can be found on this website. If you want to know more about the research, please contact the Infectious Disease Control team: infectieziektenhm@ggdhm.nl.

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