Scabies cases up almost 80 percent year-on-year

The State Health Institute recorded a record number of scabies cases in February. A total of 815 cases were registered last month compared to the previous February's 457, an increase of more than 78 percent year-on-year. Speaking to Czech Television, epidemiologist Kateřina Fabiánová said that possible causes of the increased incidence of the skin disease include a decline in population immunity due to higher hygiene standards and greater migration and tourism.

Author: Anna Fodor