Findings of body lice (Pediculus humanus L.) in Czechoslovakia

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1992
Authors:V. Rupes, Chmela, J., Kapoun, S.
Journal:Ceskoslovenska Epidemiologie, Mikrobiologie, Imunologie
Pagination:362 - 365
Date Published:1992
ISBN Number:0009-0522
Keywords:adult, animals, Czechoslovakia, English Abstract, humans, Lice Infestations/epidemiology/parasitology, Pediculus

The first finding of body lice in Czechoslovakia since year 1945 is demonstrated. The determination of the species is based on the location of the louse on the body of the infested person and on the significant differences in the length of tibia of middle legs in these lice and those collected from the head of children. Local eradication was achieved by using formulation containing permethrin, against head lice.

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