What are lice?Lice are tiny parasites. They infect the human head and neck, and survive by sucking blood from the scalp. Lice spread by close person-to-person contact. They can crawl, but do not jump or fly. Itchy scalp is the most common symptom.
What should schools do if a student has head lice?
Read our Lice in Schools article to learn about the updated recommendations.
Resources for schools:
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Resources for healthcare providers:
CDC Head Lice Page—Disease information for healthcare professionals.