Spatial and kinetic factors for the transfer of head lice (Pediculus capitis) between hairs.

@article{Canyon2002SpatialAK,
  title={Spatial and kinetic factors for the transfer of head lice (Pediculus capitis) between hairs.},
  author={Deon Vahid Canyon and Richard Speare and Reinhold Muller},
  journal={The Journal of investigative dermatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={119 3},
  pages={629-31}
}
Although the global increase in pediculosis is well known, little is known about the exact nature of head lice (Pediculus capitis) transmission. Several mechanisms have been proposed such as head-to-head and fomite transmission, but some contention remains concerning the primary transmission route. This study investigated spatial and kinetic factors influencing the dynamics of hair-to-hair transfer to clarify further how head lice transmit from head to head. Forty-eight factorial experimental… CONTINUE READING

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