EPIDEMIOLOGIA DELLA PEDICULOSI DEL CAPO IN UNA POPOLAZIONE SCOLARE LOMBARDA

Translated title of the contribution: Epidemiology of head lice in a Lombard school population

G. Pelissero, R. Marchetti, M. Neri, I. De Carneri

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

From September 1978 to May 1979, a total of 3076 children, all the pupils at school in 19 small municipalities in an agricultural or mixed-economy region in the Oltrepo Pavese area and organized in a Health Consortium based at Casteggio, was studied for head lice. 81 cases were found, the rate of infection being 26,33‰. Females (34.2‰) and children of mothers who work outside the home were infected more frequently than males (19.2‰) and children of housewifes. These differences were statistically significant. Marked overcrowding in the home was associated, though not significantly, with an increased likelihood of infection. Statistically significant peaks were noted shortly after children returned to school from each holiday. In this Health Consortium, where schools are carefully checked, the reservoir for pediculosis still appears to be the family environment.

Translated title of the contributionEpidemiology of head lice in a Lombard school population
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)345-349
Number of pages5
JournalGiornale di Malattie Infettive e Parassitarie
Volume32
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Epidemiology of head lice in a Lombard school population'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this