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Prevalence of head louse infestations and factors affecting the rate of infestation among primary schoolchildren in Paveh City, Kermanshah Province, Iran in the years 2009 to 2010.
Often there are no symptoms, although an itchy scalp can result from sensitivity to head louse saliva.
quintana DNA was found in 1 (3%) head louse and in 7 (11%) body lice.
They can teach detection combing to individuals, to families and to groups of parents, children and staff and, if head louse infection is diagnosed, they can advise on treatment.
The report, published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, said that malathion, which is used in products such as Derbac-M and Prioderm, should now be used as the 'first line treatment for head louse infection in Wales'.
The common head louse, Pediculus humanus capitis, is the most prevalent parasitic infestation of humans in the United States and Europe.