Acute Communicable
Disease Control

Contact Information
County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Acute Communicable Disease Control
313 N. Figueroa Street, #212
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 240-7941
Fax: (213) 482-4856

Call 211 For Information 24/7

Have questions about things like where to go for vaccinations or other health care services?

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Acute Communicable Disease Control

Scabies is an infestation of the skin with the microscopic mite Sarcoptes scabei. Infestation is common, found worldwide, and affects people of all races and social classes. Scabies spreads rapidly under crowded conditions where there is frequent skin-to-skin contact between people, such as in hospitals, institutions, child-care facilities, and nursing homes. - CDC

(See also Healthcare Outreach Unit and Healthcare Associated Infections.)

Reporting Information

Outbreaks (two or more cases of scabies, any type) are required to be reported to LAC DPH during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm). Acute care and Long-term care facilities should report by phone to the Morbidity Unit (888-397-3993) or via the communicable Disease Reporting System. Outbreaks are also reportable to
Health Facilities Inspection Division, Licensing and Certification.

Additional reporting information for health professionals is available


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Scabies Frequently Asked Questions 
 English / Spanish
Healthcare Workers' FAQ
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Scabies Toolkit


Reports / Manuals


Additional Resources


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