Facts Sheet: Knowing the Difference: Head, Body, and Pubic Lice (Pediculosis), August 8, 2017

(2017) Facts Sheet: Knowing the Difference: Head, Body, and Pubic Lice (Pediculosis), August 8, 2017. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

Lice are wingless insects that are host-adapted to humans and do not live on household pets or in the general environment. An adult head louse can live about 30 days on a person’s head but will die within one or two days if it falls off a person.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Head Lice, Public Health
Subjects: Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Healthcare
Health and medicine > Healthcare > Hygiene and personal cleanliness
Health and medicine > Public health
ID Code: 32184
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 05 May 2020 16:22
Last Modified: 05 May 2020 16:22
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/32184