QIMR Berghofer

Genomic resources and draft assemblies of the human and porcine varieties of scabies mites, Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis and var. suis


Background: The scabies mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, is a parasitic arachnid and cause of the infectious skin disease scabies in humans and mange in other animal species. Scabies infections are a major health problem, particularly in remote Indigenous communities in Australia, where secondary group A streptococcal and Staphylococcus aureus infections of scabies sores are thought to drive the high rate of rheumatic heart disease and chronic kidney disease.

Authors Mofiz, Ehtesham; Holt, Deborah C.; Seemann, Torsten; Currie, Bart J.; Fischer, Katja; Papenfuss, Anthony T.
Volume 5
Date 1/06/2016
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Funding Body Scobie and Claire Mackinnon Trust
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=10.1186/s13742-016-0129-2