New Jersey Scabies Case Line List Staff Mobile App
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Scabies is a communicable disease that results in a skin infection when the microscopic human itch mite burrows into the upper layer of human skin and lays eggs.
How does it work?
Treatment for scabies includes the use of scabicides, topical lotions to kill the mites and reduce patient itching. A person infected with scabies may be asymptomatic but still be a carrier. Likewise, a person with crusted scabies may not exhibit the usual signs and symptoms of scabies. Because scabies is generally passed through skin-to-skin contact, residential care facilities present higher risks of spreading the disease. Thus, it is imperative to carefully track cases within residential facilities for disease control. The New Jersey Scabies Case Line List Staff app is for tracking cases of scabies in residential care facilities among staff members. Using the app, a health investigator can track each patient from the onset of the symptoms. The health investigator will note all locations the staff member worked, usual job duties, and date of symptoms onset. The investigator will use the checklist to record signs and symptoms of scabies, test results diagnosing scabies, and explain treatment plans.