Manage episode 324849929 series 2928167
Have you been looking for a good reason to not hold strangers' hands anymore? Ever wondered how exactly a parasite can live in your skin for months without you even noticing? Have you ever asked yourself, "How does my skin react to pathogens?" Oh... do I have an episode for you and your inner hypochondriac. This week we'll be covering how the infectious skin disease known as scabies is spread, what the disease itself is like, and how your body valiantly fights against the mite in a tiny microscopic battle of the worlds. And people say science isn't fun.
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