“Human lice, Pediculus humanus, are obligate blood-sucking parasites. Phylogenetically, they belong to several mitochondrial clades exhibiting some geographic differences. Currently, the body louse is the only recognized disease vector, with the head louse being proposed as an additional vector. In this article, we study the genetic diversity of head and body lice collected from Bobigny, a town located close to Paris (France), and look for louse-borne pathogens.”
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2018 May.
See full article: “Molecular Survey of Head and Body Lice, Pediculus humanus, in France.”