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Controlling head lice
  • Published Date:
    April 1975, reprinted Nov. 1975
Filetype[PDF - 383.29 KB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    Center for Disease Control
  • Description:
    Introduction -- I. Biology -- II. Diagnosis -- III. Treatment -- IV. Control in schools -- V. Control in other institutions -- Bibliography -- Appendix I. Life cycle of the head louse -- Appendix II. First letter to parents -- Appendix III. Second letter to parents -- Appendix IV. [Pediculicide formulations]

    Little is currently known about the distribution of head lice infestation in the United States, and there recent data the incidence prevalence of throughout the country. However, the inquiries from state and county health departments to the Center for Disease Control and recent articles in newspapers and periodicals indicate that the head louse is again emerging problem in this country. Most of the outbreaks that have received attention affected pupils in elementary, middle, and high schools. Health officials in at least state have also reported outbreaks in "hippie communities." Another state reported 6 outbreaks which described "community" problems rather than Just "school" problems. Textbooks and papers containing scholarly discourses the biology of head lice and their susceptibility to variety of insecticides abound, but there practical, working guide for by health departments, school systems, and other institutions, in controlling head lice. This manual is intended to fill that need.

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