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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Head Louse and Body Louse

Caption: The head louse (left) and body louse (right) differ in habits, habitat and in their ability to transmit disease, but a new genetic analysis indicates they are likely the same species.

Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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