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  The Human Louse and Disease
Recent studies support the critical need for preparedness and lice prevention.
  Insect-Borne Disease: A Growing Problem
"Most of the major fevers of man are produced by micro-organisms that are conveyed by insects," states the Encyclopædia Britannica.
  What About Lice And Disease?
Dr. Zinsser's "
Rats, Lice and History"

The debate of whether Head Lice and Body Lice belong to the same species
Two articles from each side of the issue
Head lice and body lice: shared traits invalidate assumptions about distinctions
Louse-borne diseases are reemerging and the belief that only body lice are a threat is challenged
  Head Lice as Vectors of Disease
The question of head lice as disease vectors has not been resolved
  The sex ratio distortion in the human head louse is conserved over time
Observations of a female-biased sex ratio in populations of head lice.
  Correspondence on the NPA's  'Lice & Disease' Presentation to the U.S. Military
Medical committee concludes that lice are a vector for typhus and louse-born fever


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