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What are the Risk Factors for Head Lice?

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Dec 13, 2011
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What are the Risk Factors for Head Lice

  • You are at risk of getting infected with head lice when you come in close contact with a person who already has head lice. The risk is greater when you have head-to-head contact while playing on a playground or while sleeping.
  • Head lice can be transmitted by contact with contaminated clothing (such as hats, scarves, coats etc) or other personal items (such as brushes or towels) of an infected person.
  • Head lice are more common in children (preschool and elementary-age children i.e. 3-11 year olds) and their families.
  • Head lice are more common in girls as compared with boys and women as compared with men.
  • Personal hygiene and cleanliness in the home or school cannot prevent infestation or transmission of head lice.

 

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