Friday, October 19, 2007

The Elusive Pubic Lice

The Rotterdam Natural History Museum is looking for a few good parasites, of the pubic lice (crabs) variety, and is having difficulty getting hold of any specimens.

Pubic Lice (crabs)Pubic Lice (crabs)

According to some British doctors, "The Brazilian" bikini wax might be responsible for the decrease in infestation rates.

Although pediculosis pubis is not reportable here, an estimated 3 million new cases are treated each year in the United States. Here are the treatment guidelines, from the CDC.

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