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Guidelines on the management of communicable diseases in schools and nurseries - Head Lice (pediculosis)

Author(s)Health Protection Agency
AbstractGuidelines on the Management of Communicable Diseases in Schools and Nurseries: Head Lice (Pediculosis). This document provides details of mode of transmission - definition of onset; incubation period; risk of transmission - duration of shedding; period of infectiousness - serial interval; and exclusion period from school / nursery. Generally considered a mild problem. There is no evidence that exclusion of affected children has any effect on the spread of head lice in a school or nursery.
Date of last revision by publisher04/30/2003
Date of last review by us08/01/2007
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