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Head lice (pediculosis)

Head lice are tiny insects that live on the scalp, where they lay eggs. Head lice do not spread disease. It’s not a sign of uncleanliness or a parent/guardian’s fault if a child has head lice.

Head lice policies in schools, are determined by school boards (under the Education Act) and not the Health Unit.

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