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First report of classical knockdown resistance (kdr) mutation, L1014F, in human head louse Pediculus humanus capitis (Phthiraptera: Anoplura)

This video abstract is part of the Neglected Bacterial Diseases Special Issue published in Medical and Veterinary Entomology in May 2023. Read the full article, free for a limited time here.

The article is the first report of the presence of the classic L1014F kdr (knockdown resistance) mutation in human head lice – the most widespread kdr mutation found in other insect species and known to confer resistance against pyrethroid insecticides.

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