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Head Lice

Head lice are tiny insects that live and breed on the human scalp and in hair. While they do not carry or transmit disease, lice can cause itchiness. Common in school-aged children, head lice are mainly transmitted by head-to-head contact but can also be spread through the sharing of personal articles.

Head lice treatment and combs are available for sale from Council’s 111 Brown Street and 1 Market Place, Hamilton offices. Discounts are offered to health care card holders.

For more information on Head Lice, please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website and Better Health Channel - Blue Book

General Information about head lice can be found at the site below:

http://www.headlice.org - National Pediculosis Association®, Inc. (NPA) is a non-profit American based health and education agency “dedicated to protecting children from the misuse and abuse of potentially harmful lice and scabies pesticide treatments”. The NPA are advocates of “no-nit” policy.

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