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Head Lice

Head lice are tiny wingless insects that live on the hair of the head. They survive by feeding on blood from the scalp.

Head lice, also known as pediculosis, are not a major health concern. They are a nuisance, but do not cause sickness or death.

For more information, contact the Health Unit toll-free at 1-866-888-4577.

Additional Resources:

Fact Sheet - Head Lice