Health Care in Detention: Managing Scabies Outbreaks in Prison Settings

This booklet contains detailed practical advice for containing outbreaks of scabies in places of detention. It draws heavily on the ICRC's experience in curbing, in collaboration with detaining authorities, the spread of scabies in detention facilities throughout the world. The booklet will be of great assistance to health authorities, prison authorities and all those responsible for the provision of health care in prisons who seek to contain scabies outbreaks and improve or maintain the health of people deprived of their freedom.