Of lice and man: a short history
Heukelbach, Jörg, and Feldmeier, Hermann (2010) Of lice and man: a short history. In: Heukelbach, Jörg, (ed.) Management and Control of Head Lice Infestations. Uni-Med Verlag AG, Bremen, Germany, pp. 17-21.
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[Extract] Sucking lice (Alloplurn) are ectoparasites of mammals. The highly specialised blood-sucking insects complete their entire life cycle on the host. As mammalian blood differs widely among species in terms of suitability for louse nutrition, lice are usually host-specific. A paradigmatic example is the head louse Pediculus capitis, with humans as the only hosts.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter (Teaching Material)|
|Keywords:||head lice, infestations, management, control|
Chapter 1. Of Lice and man - a Short History
|Date Deposited:||11 May 2011 22:09|
|FoR Codes:||11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%|