An Interesting Study On Head Lice Sampled From Sabah and the United States


by Jaxon S on October 31, 2009

in Borneo Odds And Ends

While scouring the Internet, I came across an interesting study which compares the susceptibility of head lice, taken from the United States and Sabah, to permethrin.

Permethrin is a chemical substance used to threat lice infection or “peduculosis” in the US. Below is a photo of head lice, courtesy of Wikipedia.


The conclusion? The Sabah lice are more susceptible to permethrin than the US lice do. In other words, Sabah’s lice are lousy ;) Here is a link to the study.

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