Lice

A head louse, pediculus humanus capitis (CDC)

Recurring Head Lice Infestation Irritates Parents At Walnut Creek School

Parents of children at a Walnut Creek elementary school are outraged over what they say is a lack of information of a lice outbreak at the school.

10/14/2014

Two head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) crawl on a piece of paper after having been removed from the hair of a little boy June 22, 2007 in Berlin, Germany. Summer weather in Central Europe typically brings with it cases of head lice in schoolchildren. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Specialist Claims Selfies Causing Spike In Lice Cases

That’s the claim of Bay Area lice-treatment expert Marcy McQuillan, who runs Nitless Noggins lice-treatment centers in Los Gatos and Scotts Valley. McQuillan claims a recent spike in lice transmissions is attributable to the photo phenomenon.

02/25/2014

(photo courtesy: City of Alameda)

Animal Update: Detecting And Treating Lice On Your Pets

We know that humans – perhaps most often kids – can get head and body lice. Can animals get lice, too?

06/04/2012

(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Lice Removal Salon Bugs Martinez Businesses

There’s a battle brewing in downtown Martinez over plans to open a lice removal salon. Some locals say the business will drive their customers away, while others have no problem with it.

04/20/2012

The Occupy San Francisco encampment at Justin Herman Plaza (CBS)

San Francisco Officials Fear Disease Will Spread At Occupy Encampment

Poor sanitation and evidence of lice and fleas at the Occupy San Francisco encampment endanger the health of everyone in the overcrowded, makeshift tent city at Justin Herman Plaza, public health officials said Wednesday.

11/17/2011

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