sucking louse

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Related to Pediculus humanus: Pediculus humanus capitis, Pediculus humanus corporis, Phthirus pubis

sucking louse

[′sək·iŋ ‚lau̇s]
(invertebrate zoology)
The common name for insects of the order Anoplura, so named for the slender, tubular mouthparts.
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Infestation with Pediculus humanus capitis (the head louse) has been a chronic problem throughout the world for thousands of years, with 6-12 million cases of pediculosis occurring each year in the United States alone (Chosidow, 2000).
Controlled study of malathion and d-phenothrin lotions for Pediculus humanus var capitis-infested schoolchildren.
5%, a prescription product to help physicians safely and effectively fight Pediculus humanus capitis, or head lice, was recently introduced by MEDICIS, The Dermatology Company(R).
Pediculus humanus mites, the known vector of the infection, are not always identified, which raises the possibility that other vectors might also be involved (2).
The human body louse and human head louse are generally recognized as 2 subspecies of Pediculus humanus (P.
prowazekii is transmitted by the human body louse, Pediculus humanus corporis, in the human cycle.
The susceptibility to dieldrin of Pulex irritans and Pediculus humanus corporis in the Pare area of north-east Tanganyika.
Humans are the reservoir of the bacterium (12), and the human body louse, Pediculus humanus corporis, is its usual vector (1).