You can get scabies during sex – MTVuutiset.fi

Scabies infections are increasing rapidly in Finland. Statistics of THL In 2023, more than 37,000 cases of scabies were diagnosed in Finland, while in 2018 and 2019 only less than 4,000 cases of scabies were recorded.

Dermatology and Allergology Specialist, interviewed by the After Five Project Janne Rasanen At least we can talk about local epidemics, of which there are many.

– Even in our specialized hospital, infections have grown almost exponentially, says Raisonen, who works at the dermatology clinic in Dais.

Is sex a major cause of scabies transmission?

Scabies is often talked about in the media as a scourge on families, but the disease now seems to be spreading especially among the young and young adults. An evolutionary biologist Thomas Aivelon According to

– That is why, for example, sexual transmission is suspected as a significant cause. Ivelo explains that while this group has many different sexual partners, it also increases prevalence in this group.

However, it is not a sexually transmitted disease, but spreads through prolonged skin-to-skin contact with an infected person. According to Ivelo, contact usually takes no more than 10 minutes.

– Can spread during sex or between family members, for example. To some extent, it is also transmitted through textiles, but this is considered very rare, Ivelo summarizes.

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