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Do head lice carry or transmit any disease?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Only body lice is a vector for trench fever and epidemic typhus.

In brief: No

Only body lice is a vector for trench fever and epidemic typhus.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dr. Robert Jackson
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Head lice don't transmit infectious diseases.
Body lice can transmit diseases such as epidemic typhus, trench fever & relapsing fever.

In brief: No

Head lice don't transmit infectious diseases.
Body lice can transmit diseases such as epidemic typhus, trench fever & relapsing fever.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology

In brief: No!

Head lice do not carry or transmit any disease.
(body lice do transmit disease, but they are different.) you may get a secondary skin infection from scratching so much that the scalp gets raw.

In brief: No!

Head lice do not carry or transmit any disease.
(body lice do transmit disease, but they are different.) you may get a secondary skin infection from scratching so much that the scalp gets raw.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Dr. Karen Sibert
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