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A 38-year-old member asked:

Please explain why don't head lice spread diseases?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
They don't: Carry viruses, fungi or bacteria that cause infections in humans. However body lice can carry typhus, trench fever, and epidemic relapsing fever (per cdc).
Last updated Oct 12, 2017
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