Human lice and their control.

@article{Burgess2004HumanLA,
  title={Human lice and their control.},
  author={Ian F Burgess},
  journal={Annual review of entomology},
  year={2004},
  volume={49},
  pages={
          457-81
        }
}
  • I. Burgess
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Annual review of entomology
Current research on human louse biology has focused on the long-standing debate about speciation of head and body lice but using new tools of DNA and enzyme analysis. These studies have indicated that head and body lice from the same geographical zone may be more closely allied than insects inhabiting the same ecological niche in other regions. However, the majority of research over the past decade has involved clinical aspects including transmission, treatment, and the appearance and… 

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Human lice and their management.

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