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Body Lice Transmission
Lice can be transmitted through:
- Close personal contact
- Infected clothing
- Infected bedding
Live lice eggs can survive on personal items, such as combs, for several days.
PubMed Body Lice References
- Fournier PE, Ndihokubwayo JB, Guidran J, Kelly PJ, Raoult D. Human pathogens in body and head lice. Emerg Infect Dis. 2002 Dec;8(12):1515-8. 
- Venna S, Fleischer AB Jr, Feldman SR. Scabies and lice: review of the clinical features and management principles. Dermatol Nurs. 2001 Aug;13(4):257-62; quiz 265-6.