An infestation of the skin by small insects called mites

Prolonged and close person-to-person contact

At the end of the day, the child should consult a health professional and, if scabies is confirmed, the child should start treatment before returning. If treatment is started before the next day, no exclusion is necessary.

Yes, when treatment has been completed (usually overnight)

Adapted from Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide.

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