body louse

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Synonyms for body louse

a parasitic louse that infests the body of human beings

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In a previous study of head and body lice from homeless persons in San Francisco, we determined that 33.
Dr Braig and research colleague Dr Alejandra Perotti, from the University of Reading, have suggested that antibiotics which are no longer effective for other conditions could yet be used to treat 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.
CRABFAT was a blue unction used in the Royal Navy at the turn of the last century for the treatment of body lice, or crabs.
Although much attention is given to the identification and treatment of head lice, body lice and pubic lice are unique entities with specific treatment requirements.
While much attention is given to the identification and treatment of head lice because they are hyperendemic in many areas of the world, body lice and pubic lice are unique entities with specific treatment requirements, Dr.
Some anthropologists suggest it told early humans it was time to pluck out body lice and other skin parasites.
BODY lice live on bed linen and clothing and are easily picked up by someone sharing a bed or garments.
Physical problems include trench foot - a rotting of the skin - infestation of nits and body lice, untreated wounds, chest ailments and a lack of dental and eyecare.
Dr Lynn McCarroll added: ``Head lice and body lice - the latter is very common in the Tropics and transmit diseases - are very closely related.
Body lice can survive in clothing for up to 10 days and their eggs remain viable for one month.
A bidding battle sent the value of a 6ft-tall model hamster up to pounds 3,000 while even giant reproductions of body lice fetched pounds 100.
Lice Arrest is a non-toxic, pesticide free solution effective in eliminating head lice, body lice, scabies and crabs.
Head lice are likely to have been shed in large numbers as a result of grooming, and body lice to have been shaken from clothes, and each often develops very large populations, so that both forms stood a good chance of becoming preserved in surface deposits.
Still, numerous sardonic comments about such typical aspects of camp life as the daily search for body lice prevent the narrative from sinking into owlish solemnity.