Lice in schools can present real problem for parents

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As much as people like to think that in this modern day and age, they are immune and safe from creepy crawly parasites, the common human head louse goes and proves them wrong. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Lice are parasitic insects that can be found on people’s heads and bodies, including the pubic area. Human lice survive by feeding on human blood. Lice found on each area of the body are different from each other.” There are three types of lice that live and thrive on people. These are Pediculus humanus capitis or head louse, Pediculus humanus corporis or body louse and Pthirus pubis or pubic louse. Only the body louse is known to spread disease. Lice become an issue in crowded areas, such as schools. It seems that every year reports of infe
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