removing lice

Currently, neither head nor pubic lice are considered vectors for human pathogens. Of the three types that affect humans, only body lice are vectors for human pathogens. They are known to transmit relapsing fever, epidemic typhus, and trench fever, diseases caused by Borrelia recurrentis, Rickettsia prowazekii, and Bartonella Quintana. These pathogens have been found in…

a little boy scratches due to lice infestation

Pediculosis capitis and nits, commonly known as head lice infestation is the infection of the head scalp and hair by the Pediculus humanus capitis parasite. The head louse can live on people’s eyelashes and eyebrows as well. During the first infection, the itching may not begin for up to six weeks. When a person is…

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