Anoplura

(an″ŏ-ploor′ă)

[Gr. anoplos, unarmed + Gr. oura, tail]
Blood-feeding ectoparasites of mammals. They can cause localised skin irritations and are vectors of several blood-borne diseases, e.g., trench fever, epidemic typhus, epidemic relapsing fever.
SEE: louse; SEE: pediculosis

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