head louse


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Related to head louse: body louse, head lice, crab louse
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Synonyms for head louse

infests the head and body of humans

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The main issue around lice is some parents don't check their children's heads often enough, so the small risk of head louse transmission magnifies because infestations aren't identified early enough and therefore have a chance to spread throughout a social group.
However, these findings disagree with Sayyadi et al who reported no significant statistical relation between head louse infestation and family size [21].
Geno typing of human lice suggests multiple emergencies of body lice from local head louse populations.
HUSPH's "Scheme for Managing Presumed Head Louse Infestations in Schools" (3) suggests an effective way to manage lice infestations involves observing children in school and sending them home only if live lice are found.
INSECTICIDAL shampoos and lotions are the only effective way of getting rid of head lice, according to the Head Louse Advisory Panel.
A female head louse lives for 30 days, and lays three eggs a day close to the scalp.
It only takes 3-5 years for a head louse to adapt to a new product, despite claims to the contrary by the manufacturers," noted Shirley C.
Humans are the sole hosts of the pubic louse (Pthirus pubis), the body louse (Pediculus humanus humanus), and the head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis) (1).