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Apr 24, 2018

On today’s podcast we are going to finish up talking about human lice. On the last podcast we looked at head and body lice and we’ll tackle pubic lice or crabs on today's show.

It doesn't matter what's your status in life, crabs can be found on anyone, anywhere.

The pubic louse, Phthirus pubis, is typically found on pubic hair, but can also be found in armpit hair, eyebrows or mustaches and beards.

It is strictly a human infection; you cannot get them from animals.

They get the nickname "crabs" from its appearance in the adult or nymph stage. They have six legs with the two front ones having the resemblance of pincher claws.

Joining me as always is Parasitologist and author, Rosemary Drisdelle to answer questions about crabs.