Head lice fact sheet for parents sa


HEAD LICE - PARENT HANDOUT What are head lice? Head lice are small tan to grayish-white insects, about the size of a sesame seed and have six legs. Lice don’t usually carry disease. Lice can live up to 30 days on a person’s head and lay from 50-150 eggs. Lice need to feed on blood every 3-6 hours. Head lice are small insects that live in people's hair and feed on their blood. Head lice are common among school-aged children. Lice glue their eggs (or "nits") to hair so that the nits do not get brushed off. Nits take six to nine days to hatch, and seven or more days for the lice to become egg-laying adults. to ensure that parents and staff are aware of the School’s head lice policy, and that parents are provided with a copy of the Department of Health’s head lice fact sheet on request. 7.4 HOW HEAD LICE INFORMATION IS DISSEMINATED The School takes the following steps to ensure that accurate up-to-date head lice to ensure that parents and staff are aware of the School’s head lice policy, and that parents are provided with a copy of the Department of Health’s head lice fact sheet on request. 7.4 HOW HEAD LICE INFORMATION IS DISSEMINATED The School takes the following steps to ensure that accurate up-to-date head lice Head lice are most frequently located on the scalp behind the ears and near the neckline at the back of the neck. Head lice hold on to hair with hook-like claws that are found at the end of each of their six legs. Head lice are rarely found on the body, eyelashes, or eyebrows.