Posted on January 27th, 2010 by Kelley Luckstein
Six million to 12 million school-age children in America get head lice every year, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics…
The Mayo Clinic says head lice infestation is common. It's second only to the common cold among communicable diseases affecting schoolchildren, according to Mayo. Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News' chief medical and health editor, told "Good Morning America" that head lice are harmless, adding that the worst possible outcome is infection resulting from too much scratching.
ABC News by Suzan Clarke, 1/26/2010
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