Tuesday, September 15, 2015

"Super lice" a concern as kids return to school

From:  CBS News

Treatment-resistant "super lice" have been found crawling through children's hair in at least 25 states. As the new school year resumes, parents and schools are concerned the problem could spread.

Maria Botham's daughter was found to have lice in a routine school checkup. "Lucia started school a week ago, and I meant to do it two weeks ago, which I really wish I did, but here we are," she told Danielle Nottingham of CBS News.

Botham, who makes a living treating other children for lice at her salon in Los Angeles, was hunting down the live bugs and lice eggs, called nits. "I found a louse on her already, and it's a pretty big guy."  MORE

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