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Spot Diagnosis - Scabies

Scabies, you’re not a true dermatologist until you’ve had it. Listen in to experts Associate Professor Alvin Chong and Professor Andrew Steer discuss scabies, a scourge that has been with humanity for over 2,500 years. Learn where to look for scabies mite burrows, what makes you itch, and war time experiments undertaken to work out exactly how the mites are spread… Are you scratching yourself already?

Speaker is Professor Andrew Steer, a paediatric infectious diseases physician at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne; Director of the Infection and Immunity Theme, and Group Leader of the Tropical Diseases Research Group at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute; and Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne. He is Director of the World Scabies Program.

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