Journal of Applied and Natural Science 1(2):284-285(2009)
Prevalence of Pediculus humanus capitis in a school of low socio-economy area in Rampur (U.P), India
Archna Rashmi*, Nayanci Bansal, Gaurav Arya and Aftab Ahmad
Department of Zoology, Government Raza Post graduate College, Rampur- 244901(U.P), INDIA
*Corresponding author. E-mail: akscsir@ rediff mail.com
Abstract : The prevalence of head louse Pediculus humanus capitis on the school children of a low socio-economy area of Rampur, India was found to be 56% (n=300). Female children appeared lousier. However, the hygienic condition and their density appeared to have negligible effect on head louse.
Keywords :Ectoparasite, Phthiraptera, Head louse