Head Lice No-Nit Policies

The last couple weeks, I have given several head lice presentations to childcare provider groups.  Two important organizations (American Academy of Pediatrics; National Association of School Nurses) are discouraging the use of no-nit policies to send students home, instead of keeping them in school where they can learn and keep up with their classmates.  This makes sense because nits (eggs) are hard to identify with certainty, nits can’t transfer from one child to another and lice don’t transmit diseases.  For more information, check out: http://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/lice/headlice018.shtml

Barb

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