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District Announcements
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Announcements
Precautions for Head Lice
December 16, 2014
We have had cases of head lice throughout the district in the past several weeks. Since we have an upcoming break (Dec. 24, 2014 – Jan. 4, 2015) I would like to remind families to continue to check for head lice with your children and close contacts. Checking siblings and close contacts has proven to be the most efficient and conclusive way to track lice. Head lice are a nuisance, but they have not been shown to spread disease.
 
With this upcoming break our students often are having sleep-overs with their friends.  One thing parents can do is check their children before and after a sleep-over.
 
 
Fast Facts
  1. Head lice are most common among children attending child care or elementary school, and the household members of infested children.
  2. Head lice move by crawling; they cannot jump or fly
  3. Head lice do not transmit disease, but they do spread easily
  4. Head lice are most likely spread by direct head-to-head contact – for example, during play at home or school, slumber parties, sport activities or camp.
  Signs and Symptoms of infestation include:
 
  1. Tickling feeling on the scalp or in the hair
  2. Itching (caused by the bites of the louse)
  3. Irritability or difficulty sleeping (lice are more active in the dark)
  4. Sores on the head (caused by scratching)
If you suspect your child might have head lice it is important to get appropriate care. There are a number of available treatment products that can be purchased.  Make sure you read the directions and following accordingly. All household members and other close contacts should be checked, and those with evidence of an active case of head lice should be treated at the same time.
Do not hesitate to contact me or talk with the nurse at your child’s school with questions or concerns.
Lynne Bauer, RN
Lynne Bauer, RN
Director of Health Services
School District of Superior
715-394-8713
 
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