Neighborhood Lice Watch

Head Louse
Photo: John Hallmén

Head lice are a public health issue and requires participation from the public to be effective. If all groups are engaged in checking and eliminating head lice, then the public will experience reduction in risk of infestation. The most effective transmission of head lice occurs from direct head to head contact. Schools can be a significant site of transmission from family to family. A group of Norwegian scientists* surveyed practices among schools, ethnic and…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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