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lice:

see louselouse,
common name for members of either of two distinct orders of wingless, parasitic, disease-carrying insects. Lice of both groups are small and flattened with short legs adapted for clinging to the host.
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Lice eggs, or nits, stick to hair shafts, and incubating nits may be difficult to see because they are even tinier than lice.
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'You can get head lice from pets': Lice cannot be transmitted from pets, and pets cannot get them from contact with people.
The Centers for Disease Control offers some information on head lice:
He said head lice are tiny insects that lay their eggs on hairs next to the scalp.
Head lice policies are causing controversy throughout the country, as some districts abandon "no nit" rules that require sending home children who have nits (lice eggs) or live lice in their hair.
"The study suggested a perceived link between children congregating closely around smartphones and head lice, but it wasn't enough to draw a conclusion.
Head lice are tiny, wingless insects that live on the human scalp and spread between people by head-to-head contact or the sharing of hats, combs, brushes or towels.
GP Dr Paul Stillman explains: "Super lice are head lice that have become more resistant to ordinary chemical treatments.
The American study says mutations are turning nits into "super lice", which can't be killed by many of the remedies which contain pyrethrins and permethrins.
A Firstly, try not to feel mortified--head lice aren't a sign of poor hygiene, and they don't carry any diseases.