body louse


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Related to body louse: head louse, Bed bugs
  • noun

Synonyms for body louse

a parasitic louse that infests the body of human beings

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Association of body louse infestation and explanatory variables in a homeless population surveyed during 2008-2010 and 2012, San Francisco, California, USA Variable No.
The tiny, blood-sucking body louse Pediculus humanus humanus L.
The body louse usually lives in clothing, with infestations associated with unwashed clothes for prolonged time.
quintana has been detected in head louse specimens collected in Ethiopia and Senegal (5-7) and in body louse specimens collected in Burundi, Rwanda, Zimbabwe (8), and Ethiopia (3); we add Democratic Republic of the Congo to the list.
In Response: Commenting on our recent demonstration that the human body louse was a likely vector of Black Death (the medieval European plague epidemics) (1), Welford and Bossak (2) point out that quantitative and qualitative inconsistencies in data for Black Death and modern plague argue against concluding that Yersinia pestis is the etiologic agent of Black Death (3).
The human body louse and human head louse are generally recognized as 2 subspecies of Pediculus humanus (P.
Depending on the populations targeted, these interventions may include education, free condom distribution, syringe and needle prescription programs, chest radiography screening for tuberculosis, directly observed therapy for tuberculosis treatment, improvement of personal clothing and bedding hygiene, and widespread use of ivermectin for scabies and body louse infestation.
Although the body louse is the traditional vector of B.
The role of the human body louse in the transmission of relapsing fever was reported by MacKie in 1907 (1).
Rickettsia prowazekii is the causative agent of epidemic for louseborne typhus, which is transmitted by the human body louse.
Humans are the reservoir of the bacterium (12), and the human body louse, Pediculus humanus corporis, is its usual vector (1).
quintana and that the human body louse is the vector (1).