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A mathematical view on head lice infestations

  title={A mathematical view on head lice infestations},
  author={Noemi Castelletti and Maria Vittoria Barbarossa},
  journal={arXiv: Populations and Evolution},
Commonly known as head lice, Pediculus humanus capitis are human ectoparasites which cause infestations in children worldwide. Understanding the life cycle of head lice is an important step in knowing how to treat lice infestations, as the parasite behavior depends considerably on its age and gender. In this work we propose a mathematical model for head lice population dynamics in hosts who could be or not quarantined and treated. Considering a lice population structured by age and gender we… Expand

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