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Scabiës in Nijmegen

Scabies is a contagious disease that’s currently spreading amongst students in Nijmegen.

Do you think you are infected? 

Please visit your general practitioner (GP) for treatment advice. 

Prevent contamination

You can get infected with scabies by sharing the bed, clothes, dress-up clothes or cuddly toys with someone who has scabies. But also by having skin contact  with someone who has scabies for more than 15 minutes. For example, contamination can happen by helping an infected person wash and dress, having sex or sleeping together in the same bed. So don't use someone else's unwashed clothes or bedding, and avoid physical contact with someone who has scabies. 

More information on can be found on the website of the Public Health Service, GGD Gelderland-Zuid. Here you will find answers to questions such as:

  • Does scabies go away by itself?
  • How do I recognise scabies?
  • How do you get infected with scabies?
  • What can I do to prevent it?
  • How can scabies be treated?
  • Can I go to work or school with scabies?

To GGD Gelderland-Zuid

Background stories on scabies in Nijmegen

Read more background stories on scabies in Nijmegen in student magazines Vox and ANS.

Vox Magazine

ANS(in Dutch)