Pediculus humanus corporis


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Pediculus humanus corporis

The body louse that inhabits the seams of clothing worn next to the body and feeds on regions of the body covered by that clothing. Eggs are attached to fibers of the clothing. This organism causes human illnesses including pediculosis corporis and trench fever.
See also: Pediculus
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LBRF is transmitted from person to person by the body louse (Pediculus humanus corporis) and less commonly the head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis) (Figure 4-15).
prowazekii is transmitted by the human body louse, Pediculus humanus corporis, in the human cycle.
Humans are the reservoir of the bacterium (12), and the human body louse, Pediculus humanus corporis, is its usual vector (1).
The [alpha]-proteobacterium Bartonella quintana is a fastidious, gram-negative organism; humans are the only known reservoir, and the human body louse, Pediculus humanus corporis, is the only known vector (1).