Prevalence and incidence of head lice

Heukelbach, Jörg, Richter, Joachim, Hengge, Ulrich R., Oliveira, Fabiola A., and Ugbomoiko, Uade Samuel (2010) Prevalence and incidence of head lice. In: Heukelbach, Jörg, (ed.) Management and Control of Head Lice Infestations. Uni-Med Verlag AG, Bremen, Germany, pp. 40-41.

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[Extract] Head lice are cosmopolitan insects, and infestations are prevalent throughout the world. Prevalence varies considerably among populations, gender, age groups and according to behavioural factors within a population. In general, head lice are more common at younger age and in females. It is commonly accepted that girls have a higher prevalence of infestation due to playing with each other more closely than age-matched boys. Independent of socio-cultural settings, prevalence of infestation may be high. During recent years, anecdotal evidence suggested that the prevalence has increased worldwide, mainly in resource-rich countries.

Item ID: 16742
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-3-8374-1203-1
Keywords: head lice, infestations, management, control
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Chapter 3: Epidemiology

Date Deposited: 11 May 2011 22:22
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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