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2013-11-08 23:01:30

Lice Troopers offers an all new natural head lice removal treatment for those suffering in the South Florida region with the head lice outbreak. Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Did you know that head lice can lay up to 10 eggs per day? These little eggs are more commonly known as nits and are roughly the size of a pinpoint. Because of the rapid growth rate and contagious nature of head-lice, it quickly becomes a very itchy headache for parents with small children. Parents that are...

2013-11-07 23:20:45

Lice Troopers Clinic uses all-natural conditioner, baking soda to fight head lice without the use of chemicals or pesticides. Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Lice Troopers in Bal Harbour has an all-natural cure to fight head lice. No longer do the chemicals work to kill and eradicate head lice according to Jennie Harel. Yahoo health also featured an article on April 12, 2013, on the new super lice that have grown resistant to the chemicals. Most Lice have become resistant to most...

2013-10-21 23:02:45

Franchise Corporation offers innovative mosquito and tick control business opportunity to the Midwest. (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation will introduce its innovative mosquito and tick control franchise opportunity to prospective franchisees at the two-day Minneapolis Franchise Expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The regional event, which offers prospective entrepreneurs a chance to meet face to face with businesses offering expansion opportunities,...

Mice Aren't Scaredy-Cats When Infected By Toxoplasma
2013-09-19 13:05:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Known to cause spontaneous abortions in pregnant women or death in immune-compromised patients, the parasite Toxoplasma gondii has an even stranger effect in mice – it takes away their fear of cats. The fearless mice are a boon to both cats, which get an easy meal, and the parasite, which gets access to the cat's intestinal track – the only place the parasite can sexually reproduce. According to a new University of California,...

2013-09-17 23:29:56

As part of its CombFirst! Campaign, The National Pediculosis Association provides a list of red flags to help parents recognize misinformation when seeking assistance on lice treatment and prevention online. CombFirst! is in honor of National Head Lice Prevention Month which kicks off each September to last all year long. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 The National Pediculosis Association (NPA) celebrates 30 years of service this month. To extend its CombFirst! Campaign and...

Chemical Compound Could Mask Human Smells From Mosquitoes
2013-09-10 10:01:54

[ Watch the Video: Masking Our Scent So We Don’t Get Bit ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Mosquitoes are arguably the most dangerous insects on Earth, but researchers from the USDA’s Mosquito and Fly Unit in Gainesville, Florida are currently working on a new form of protection against the blood-sucking, disease-carrying pests. In research presented at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, research chemist Dr....

2013-09-03 23:28:17

Head lice outbreaks are very common at the beginning of the school year. Lice Tamers wants to help parents and schools take the guess work out of lice detection so kids can get treated quickly, and parents can breathe a sigh of relief. Melville, NY (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 As summer comes to a close and kids return to school, they may be carrying more than just books. Head lice outbreaks are very common at the beginning of the school year, but often go undetected or even worse, are...

2013-08-30 23:19:16

Keeping you informed about head lice. Lice Troopers can help solve all your lice problems. Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 If you run a child care facility, camp, or school, chances are you will encounter head lice at some point. Regular screening for head lice is wise, and when lice are discovered, children should be sent home and not readmitted until the lice problem is taken care of. School nurses and other personnel can check for lice, but this can keep them from other, more...


Latest Parasitology Reference Libraries

Pork Tapeworm, Taenia solium
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The pork tapeworm (Taenia solium), also known simply as a tapeworm, is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species infects pigs and humans in many areas of the world including Africa, Southern Europe, Asia, South America, and some areas of North America. This species can cause cysticercosis in its larval stage, which is one of the major causes of seizures in humans. The pork tapeworm can reach an average body length between 2 to 3 meters, but...

Paragonimus westermani
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paragonimus westermani is a species of fluke, or flatworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species is abundant in South America and Asia and affects the lungs of humans and other hosts. It was first discovered in 1878 in Europe after two Bengal tigers died. In 1879, Ringer found this species in the lungs of a human. Manson and Erwin von Baelz identified the sputum and eggs separately in 1880, after which Manson asserted that a snail was most likely the worm's...

Echinococcus multilocularis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Echinococcus multilocularis is a species of tapeworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It is one of a few worms that cause echinococcosis, a disease that affects many canid species including wolves, coyotes, foxes, jackals, domesticated dogs. Humans can also contract this disease. Adult members of this species can reach an average length of .2 inches, and like other species of tapeworm, its body is segmented by three proglottids. Its head, or scolex, is equipped with...

Trichinella spiralis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Trichinella spiralis, sometimes known as the pork worm, is a parasite within the Nematoda class. It can be found in pigs, rats, humans, and bears. This worm causes trichinosis in humans, most often from consuming undercooked pork. This species is the smallest within its class, reaching an average body length of .16 centimeters. Females are twice as large as males, displaying a sexual dimorphism. The reproductive organs of females are unique to the species in that the front end holds developed...

Guinea Worm, Dracunculus medinensis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Guinea worm (Dracunculus medinensis) is a species of roundworm with the Nematoda phylum. This species is once ranged throughout Asia and Africa, including the west coasts of Africa in Guinea. Although it is not present in this range anymore, the species retains its common name. It was identified in this area by Carl Linnaeus, who discovered the parasite in many merchants along the coast. Its scientific name was also given due to a large population in one area, called Medina. Dracunculus...

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