Each month, the APIC Communications Committee updates the “Monthly alerts for consumers” page of APIC.org with consumer-focused infection prevention information. This page provides consumers with useful tips and information on their role in stopping the transmission of infection.
The September edition is titled “Scabies and lice – how nice,” and shows how with a little knowledge, infestation from these common creepy crawlies can be treated and prevented.
For example, did you know:
- Lice do not jump or fly; they can only crawl.
- The prevalence of head lice infestation is no different in individuals with long hair than in those with short hair.
- Head lice seldom occur on eyebrows or eyelashes.
Feel free to share and use this consumer-friendly, infection prevention material in your education efforts and sign up to receive these monthly updates via email.
Monthly alerts for consumers – News you can use!