9 Important facts about head lice

Pediculosis, or infestation with the human head louse (pediculus humanus capitis), is one of the most common human parasitic infestations worldwide. In the United States, an estimated 6-12 million people are treated for head lice each year, and studies have shown that it’s most common among preschool and school-aged children. Head lice can infest anyone’s …

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Back to school doesn’t have to mean back to head lice for children

Sending children back to school can mean the unpleasant possibility of coming in contact with head lice.  Lice infestation is the second most frequent  health issue for school-age kids in the U.S., each year affecting more than 12 million children between the ages of 3 and 11, second only to the common cold according to …

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