body lice


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body lice

Vox populi Pediculosis humanis corporis. See Louse.
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Lice in the clothing or on the body below the neck were considered a positive indication of body lice infestation.
Body lice can transmit endemic typhus, relapsing fever and trench fever, which plagued Napoleon's retreating army in Russia in 1812 and soldiers fighting in the trenches during the First World War.
According to the recent study, body lice first appeared about 190,000 years ago.
Similar in appearance to head lice, body lice (Pediculus humanus corporis) live in clothes rather than head hair.
Body lice also may respond to oral or topically applied pediculicides, although none of these agents are labeled or marketed for treatment of body lice in the United States.
If we can find out more about the genetics of headlice, we might be able to use that information to help people in the ropics, where body lice can carry life threatening diseases such as relapsing fever.
Antiques dealer Gavin Taylor, aged 42, from Stoneleigh, near Epsom, Surrey, confessed to being a bit stumped about what to do with the body lice figures.
Body lice may have been shaken or picked from clothes.
Body lice, to take one example, play a prominent role in the text.
His accent was vaguely South African, and he spoke of immigrants as if they were body lice.
It is a sad fact of life that where there are people crowded into unsanitary conditions, there are likely to be body lice.
university has demonstrated that fabric treated with the insecticide permethrin will kill body lice even after the fabric has undergone 20 machine washings.