The planners put the community in quarantine yesterday due to scabies.  No guests at the New Years eve party.  No January visitor group.  No one can guest, unless they treat for parasites with the rest of the community.

The last time we (Twin Oaks) got it was 16 years ago, well before i lived here.  And after that outbreak we added a question to the interview process that asked if prospective members would treat for parasites if directed to by the health team.  We will have to in the coming weeks.

The thing which is bothering me is that the information about their transmission out there seems to be just wrong.  The CDC sez:

The microscopic scabies mite almost always is passed by direct, prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with a person who already is infested

But this is not how people seem to be getting it here, with brief garment sharing being enuf to move these scary beasts forward.