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.

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ISBN: 978-3-8374-1203-1
Keywords: head lice, infestations, management, control
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Chapter 1. Of Lice and man - a Short History

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