Scabies and lice – how nice!

Each month, the APIC Communications Committee updates the “Monthly alerts for consumers” page of 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.

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Monthly alerts for consumers – News you can use!