DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas-Fort Worth saw a 50 percent increase in lice activity this winter over last year, according to an organization tracking infestations.
The organization, Lice Clinics of America also reported seeing a 30 percent increase in lice activity nationwide after comparing Jan. 2018 and Jan. 2019 booking and treatment data in its more than 300 clinics.
The CDC estimates six million to 12 million infestations occur each year in the U.S. among children three to 11 years of age.
Though not life-threatening, lice are highly contagious and have built a resistance to over-the-counter remedies. According to the CDC, “Head-to-head contact with an already infected person is the most common way to get head lice. Head-to-head contact is common during play at…
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