There are no recommendations for exclusion from work or daycare due to a head lice infestation. National recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of School Nurses recommend that no healthy child be excluded from school due to head lice. In Maine each school district sets its own policy regarding lice and nits. Some school districts have a “no nit” policy and some do not. How common is Head lice? Reliable data regarding lice infestation is not available, however an estimated 6 million to 12 million infestations occur each year in the United States among children 3 to 11 years of age. Infestations are more common in children and in Caucasians more than in any other ethnic groups. Where can I get more information? For more information contact your healthcare provider or local health center. You can also contact the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention by calling 1-800-821-5821. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website - – is another excellent source of health information. References CDC website – Accessed 10-31-2008 Department of Health and Human Services. Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Division of Family Health. Public Health Nursing. “Guidelines for the Management of Pediculosis (Head Lice). Revised June 2008. Maine School Health Manual. sis/headlice.pdf Accessed 10-31-2008 Created on 08/10/2013 11:42:00 Source of Information: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (accessed 7/3/07)
Harvard School of Public Health – Accessed 10-31-2008 Created on 08/10/2013 11:42:00 Source of Information: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (accessed 7/3/07)
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