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Lice, body with stool (Pediculus humanus)

Lice, body with stool (Pediculus humanus)

Overview

These are Pediculus humanus, or body lice. Other types of lice infest the scalp, head (Pediculus humanus capitis), or the pubic area (Phthirus pubis). Some body lice may carry diseases such as epidemic typhus, relapsing fever, or trench fever. (Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)

Update Date 1/13/2014