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  • One species, two outcomes: Team seeks source of body louse pathology

    University of Illinois entomology professor Barry Pittendrigh and his colleagues analyzed the factors that make human body lice susceptible to bacterial infections, which they can pass to their hosts.

    University of Illinois entomology professor Barry Pittendrigh and his colleagues analyzed the factors that make human body lice susceptible to bacterial infections, which they can pass to their hosts.

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  • To reach Barry Pittendrigh, call 217-417-8930; email pittendr@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Differential Gene Expression in Laboratory Strains of Human Head and Body Lice When Challenged With Bartonella Quintana, a Pathogenic Bacterium,” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.