Scabies Among Health Care Workers in Sarhad Psychiatric Hospital Peshawar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


  • Muhammad Afzal Sarhad Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Hamayun Rashid Rathore Ex World health Organization, WHO
  • Tallat Anwar Faridi Health Services Academy, Islamabad, Pakistan



Scabies, Health Care Workers, Hospital, Disease, Poor Hygiene, Skin Disease


Scabies is a neglected parasitic disease but of great importance in developing countries. It is endemic in tropic and sub-tropical countries. It is caused by a mite and transmitted through skin-to-skin contact  Objective: The study will provide a better opportunity to adopt protective measures and thus reduce the disease burden in hospitalized patients Method: The aim of my study is to assess the scabies level of health care workers at Sarhad Hospital for Psychiatric diseases Peshawar regarding scabies. In our study, the respondents were doctors, Nurses, and junior clinical technicians of both sexes. Result: Rather than this, no such studies have been conducted in Pakistan. There have been some reported studies in different countries where an outbreak of scabies has been reported. Where health workers were also been affected as well as patients. Conclusion: Scabies outbreaks occur due to poor personal hygiene, poor environmental sanitation, low socioeconomic conditions, lack of basic healthcare facilities, over-crowding and illiteracy.


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DOI: 10.54393/mjz.v2i1.31
Published: 2021-06-30

How to Cite

Afzal, M., Rashid Rathore, H., & Faridi, T. A. . (2021). Scabies Among Health Care Workers in Sarhad Psychiatric Hospital Peshawar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa . MARKHOR (The Journal of Zoology), 2(1), 21–24.



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