Credit: FRANCIS CHEE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Human head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis) scrambling over hair. The head louse is a small parasitic insect that lives its entire life in the hair on the head of humans. An adult head louse may reach 3 millimetres in length. Infestation, called pediculosis, is very common and can cause an itchy scalp, but it is not medically significant. Nonetheless its eggs, called nits, are unsightly, and the condition is often targeted at schools.

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Human head louse on hair

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