Body Lice and Trench Fever

Body Lice Can Result In Trench Fever
If left untreated, a case of Body Lice can lead to numerous serious conditions, such as Trench fever. Trench fever occurs when your blood and urine are infectious over a long period. The infection in your blood and urine is caused by the toxins in the body louse’s saliva and those toxins affect you every time you are bitten. Other symptoms of Trench fever are significant muscle and joint pain.
Trench fever was first seen during WWI when it was recognized as the culprit of an estimated 25% of all cases of illness in the British Army in France and in the German and Austrian armies. It was especially prevalent among the heavily louse-infested troops in the field, affecting over 1 million soldiers between WWI and WWII.