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Head Lice

Does the word lice make your head itch?

Unfortunately there are at least a few cases of a lice infestation every school year.  This information is being provided to assist in the prevention, detection and treatment of head lice.

Lice do not come about because a person is “dirty” as stated by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“Almost anyone can get head lice.  Head lice are not a health hazard or sign of poor hygiene”

Children attending preschool or elementary school, and those who live with them, are the most commonly affected.”

 

Helpful links

WebMD - Lice Prevention