Head lice are common, especially among children between the ages of 3 to 12. Head lice do not spread any diseases, but itching can develop in infested individuals. Personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home, school, or community has nothing to do with getting head lice. Anyone who has hair can get head lice.
- Click Head Lice Facts for more information and to learn about lice.
- No. Students are welcome to attend school.
- Island Health recommends Wet combing
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