Geographic Distributions and Origins of Human Head Lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) Based on Mitochondrial Data. Jessica E. Light, Julie M. Allen*, Lauren. ABSTRACT Pediculosis capitis (head lice infestation) is a worldwide public health concern affecting mostly toparasite, Pediculus humanus capitis, which only. Pediculosis capitis infestation, commonly known as head lice, is the manifestation of the obligate ectoparasite, Pediculus humanus capitis, which only affects the.

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Those considering them as two distinct species identify body lice as Pediculus humanuswhile those who see them as one species identify them as Pediculus humanus humanus. African Journal of Biotechnology, ,7 Children infested with head lice suffer from head itches and irritation.

Results Of the children included in the study, were boys and girls. The chi-squared test was used compare differences in proportions for the variables included. The research is designed using crosssectional approach and is based on samples taken from respondents. The overall prevalence of pediculosis capitis among the schoolchildren was National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.

However, it is higher than that detected in other Middle Eastern countries, for example Egypt 5. The biology and taxonomy of head and body lice–implications for louse-borne disease prevention. Significant morbidity and mortality are associated with louse-borne diseases but can be reduced substantially with early recognition and appropriate antibiotic therapy. Of the children included in the study, were boys and girls.

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This is the first community-based study of the prevalence of pediculosis in Mafraq Governorate, which shows a high prevalence of lice infestation which can be explained by the above-mentioned factors. Pediculosis capitis in northern Jordan. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal,5: However, there are no published data available about the prevalence of head lice in Mafraq governorate in northern Jordan.


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It is recommended that orphanages make efforts of head lice prevention, control and eradication as well as instilling the awareness in governesses and orphans of the importance of scalp and hair hygiene. Data collection Data were collected by 5 nursing inspectors who had a bachelor degree in nursing and were trained to do hair examinations. The fi ndings of this research indicate that Moreover, the prevalence of the infestation was significantly associated with the frequency of both hair washing Head lice infestation in school children of a low socio-economic area of Tabriz City, Iran.

Turn recording back on. Programmes are needed to increase awareness of pediculosis capitis and the importance of good personal hygiene.

Speare R, Buettner PG. Human head lice and pubic lice reveal the presence of several Acinetobacter species in Algiers, Algeria. Infestation with body lice is typically diagnosed by finding eggs and lice in seams of clothing rather than on the skin.

As with head lice, nits are oval and appear yellow or white. Pediculus humanus capitis have cosmopolite attributes, and normally affect school age children. Epdiculus agreement with international trends, children aged 6—8 years were the most frequently affected with head lice [1,2,4,7].

Bachok N et al. Pedikulosis, Ilmu Huumanus kulit dan kelamin. Study design and sample This was a school-based analytical cross-sectional study carried out from December to February In Jordan, as in other Arab and Islamic countries, the most serious social consequence facing affected schoolchildren is social stigma [1,2]. Download full text Bahasa Indonesia, 8 pages. Finally, we thank all school principals and the parents, teachers and students of the schools that participated in this study for their cooperation.

The Importance of Hair and Scalp Hygiene for Pediculus Humanus Capitis Epidemic Prevention

Revista de Saude Publica, Head lice prevalence in primary schools in Victoria, Australia. Ectoparasites — the underestimated realm. The highest percentage of pediculosis infestation was among children with a past history of infestation Infestations are strongly correlated with poor body hygiene, lack of access to clean clothing, and crowded conditions, and most commonly occur in situations where large groups of people live in unsanitary conditions such as prisons or camps of large groups of refugees from war, famine or natural disasters.


Email this article Login required. In addition, the frequency of lice infestation was significantly higher among children who shared articles such as combs, scarves and towels among the family School of Osteopathic Med.

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Outbreaks most commonly occur in situations capitiw large groups of people live in unsanitary conditions such as prisons or camps of large groups of refugees from war, famine or natural disasters. Epidemic typhus can cause a vasculitis leading to limb ischemia, gangrene, central nervous system CNS dysfunction and multiorgan failure. Furthermore, many Jordanian girls cover their head only outside their home, and therefore transmission can still occur inside the home with their siblings and family members.

Affilations 1 Campbell Univ. This reinforces the importance of hair care jurmal and brushing and the frequency of hygiene practices in the prevention of lice infestation.

Therefore, an important component of the exam in patients suspected of having pediclus lice includes careful inspection of their clothing. History and Physical Historical clues such as poor body hygiene, lack of access to clean clothing, homelessness, and residing in crowded, unsanitary conditions should prompt consideration for body louse infestation and louse-borne infections The primary symptom of body lice infestations is severe pruritus.

This figure is higher than previously reported in other areas in Jordan Amman, North Jordan