Lice: Where do the blood-sucking louse come from while living in the hair?

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According to the Journal of Parasitology, Clade B louse originated in North America and later reached other parts of the world including Australia and Europe.We all have heard the name of louse.

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This is such a worm that some one person who knows us has definitely faced it. It mostly targets children. According to the US Centers for Disease and Prevention, about 6 million to 12 million people worldwide struggle with louse every year. These are small insects that usually do not cause any heavy harm to us. They live very close to the scalp only in our hair and survive by sucking our blood, which they keep getting from our scalp.

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Let us tell you that apart from living in the hair, lice can neither fly nor live in water.Head lice are classified into clades based on their genetic structure. For the identification of louse clades, it is divided into A, B and C. According to the Journal of Parasitology, Clade B louse originated in North America and later reached other parts of the world including Australia and Europe. According to a report by Healthline, it is believed that the species of louse is about 1 lakh years old. How do lice get in your hair?

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Actually, lice reach from one person’s hair to another person’s hair. If a person already has head lice and that person comes in close head-to-head contact with another person, then his head lice can also reach the other person’s head. Apart from this, combs, towels, hair brushes, hats etc.

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