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Changing Demographics and Prevalence of Body Lice among Homeless Persons, Marseille, France

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2017
Authors:Ly, TDuc Anh, Touré, Y, Calloix, C, Badiaga, S, Raoult, D, Tissot-Dupont, H, Brouqui, P, Gautret, P
Journal:Emerging Infectious Diseases
Volume:23
Issue:11
Pagination:1894 - 1897
Date Published:Jan-11-2017
ISSN:1080-6040
Keywords:alcohol, alcoholism, body lice, delousing, ectoparasites, France, homeless, hygiene, louse, migrant, North Africa, Parasites, poverty, risk factors, shelter, smoking, Tobacco
Abstract:

The prevalence of body lice among 2,288 sheltered home- less persons in the city of Marseille during 2000–2017 was 12.2% and significantly decreased over time. We report a positive association between body lice infestations and older age, duration of stays in France for migrants, frequent consumption of alcohol, and tobacco smoking.

URL:http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/23/11/17-0516_article.htm
DOI:10.3201/eid2311.170516
Short Title:Emerg. Infect. Dis.
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