Head Lice Information

 

 

It's head lice season again are your kids protected?  Understanding a little about these critters may just stop an outbreak at your school.

 

Head lice are small, wingless insects that live, breed and feed on the human scalp. They do not generally carry or transmit disease. Head lice have existed for millions of years and, in fact, predate human evolution.

Direct contact is required for transmission from person to person. Lice will crawl from head to head without discrimination.

For more information visit the following websites:-

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/head-lice-nits

https://www.kidspot.com.au/health/infections-and-diseases/parasitic/all-about-head-lice/news-story/ded7df0b62d0ecf248db8c5690cab250

https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/infectious-diseases/head-lice