A Better Picture of Head-Lice Transmission, Aided by Math and a Fine-Toothed Comb
Researchers in Argentina compared mathematical models of head lice transmission with analysis of infestations in school children and found that head lice infestations across a classroom likely require at least one severely infested child serving as a "superspreader."
The Role of School Nurses in Integrated Pest Management for Public Health
School nurses deal directly with the effects of lice, ticks, and mosquitoes on students and can be an important addition to the IPM team.
Removing Head Lice Eggs with Ordinary Conditioner is Just as Effective as Using Special Products
Eggs from head lice, also called nits, are incredibly difficult to remove. Female lice lay eggs directly onto strands of hair, and they cement them in place with a glue-like […]
Why do Body Lice Spread Disease, While Head Lice do not?
Even though they look and act very differently, head lice and body lice are of the same species. This was determined in 2012 after a genetic analysis revealed that despite […]