This is a parasitic mite that burrows just beneath the surface of the skin. Symptoms are intense itching and hair loss. Initially, the hair loss is on the ear flaps, elbows and ankles but can spread over the animal’s entire body. It is zoonotic, which means it is transmissible to humans. Fortunately, in people the mite can’t complete it’s life cycle and dies within a few days.
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