body louse

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Synonyms for body louse

a parasitic louse that infests the body of human beings

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Body lice may carry disease such as epidemic typhus, relapsing fever, and trench fever or endocarditis.
"Here, we show that human ectoparasites, like body lice and human fleas, might be more likely than rats to have caused the rapidly developing epidemics in pre-Industrial Europe." Every summer morning in 1349 each person in England - lord and peasant, priest and commoner - woke up with the real expectation that this day would be their last.
RFB are found worldwide and are transmitted by the body lice and ticks.
Every day hundreds of Poles came to Weigl's lab and strapped matchboxes filled with body lice to their legs so the parasites could gorge on human blood.
Unlike body lice, head lice cause no known disease other than the occasional topical infection from persistent scratching, yet can cause a child to be socially ostracized (Gordon, 2007)
Urinary tract infections, boils, ringworm and body lice are some of the infections that can be caused due to lack of personal hygiene due to virus, bacteria, fungus and parasites.
Body lice, not head lice, were the culprits for thousands of cases of trench fever in soldiers during World War I.
Survival of sheep body lice after plunge dipping in synthetic pyrethroids lousicides.
Also on Tuesday, attendees watched "One Bridge to the Next," spotlighting health among the homeless and issues such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B, active tuberculosis and body lice infections.
Epidemic typhus, a rodent zoonosis transmitted to man by dermal, mucosal, or inhalational inoculation with Rickettsia prowazekii-contaminated feces from infected body lice (Pediculus humanus corporis) has plagued armies and refugees for centuries.
"Because [lice] are so well adapted to clothing," lead scientist David Reed says, "we know that body lice or clothing lice almost certainly didn't exist until clothing came about in humans." Reed says humans' ability to use clothing ranks up there with other major innovations that pushed the species forward over time, like the ability to develop hunting strategies, control fire, and use stone tools.
"The genome should also help us develop better methods of controlling both head and body lice."
Body lice and head lice have a common ancestor, which means that if you were to travel back far enough in time and study lice, you wouldn't find both body lice and head lice--only head lice.