Accession Number : AD0778346

Title :   An Emergency Control Procedure for Insecticide-Resistant Body Lice.

Descriptive Note : Medical research progress rept. no. 5,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL FIELD RESEARCH LAB CAMP LEJEUNE NC

Personal Author(s) : Grothaus, R. H. ; Jackson, S. C. ; Batchelor, R. ; Keenan, W. L.

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : An emergency control kit for resistant body lice has been found to work effectively for the fumigation of military uniforms. A plastic film is used to cover the clothing. A dosage rate of 40 to 50 Phostoxin pellets per 1000 cubic feet has been found to be effective in killing body lice in all stages, eggs and adults. It is anticipated that this kit will be procured and used only in the event that American ground forces are subjected to louse-borne diseases in an area where the currently used louse powders are ineffective. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LICE, *INSECT CONTROL, *INSECTICIDES, *PHOSPHINE, MILITARY PERSONNEL, NAVAL RESEARCH, DOSAGE, EMERGENCIES, KITS.

Subject Categories : Hygiene and Sanitation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE