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The prevalence of head louse infestation among urban and rural children in Korea

, : The prevalence of head louse infestation among urban and rural children in Korea. Kisaengch'unghak Chapchi. Korean Journal of Parasitology 27(4): 271-275

The prevalence of head louse (Pediculus humanus var. capitis infestation in preschool and school children in 9 urban and 8 rural areas of South Korea was investigated in 1988-89. Of 11 865 children who were examined for head lice and nits, 2900 (24%) were found to be infested. The overall infestation rate of rural children (58.9%) was higher than that of urban children (14.4%).


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