Pediculosis is an infestation of the head and hairy parts of the body with adult lice, larvae, or nits. It is transmitted by direct or close contact with an infected individual
Itching. May see nits that are attached to the hair shafts, may see lice on the skin and clothing.
Treatment is provided by Employee Health Services for employees who have been infected with lice at work. Treatment to prevent transmission of lice after an exposure is not effective or indicated, and will not be given. There is generally little risk to personnel who work with infected patients because close, prolonged contact must occur. Employees who have not been infected by a known exposure at work need to be treated by his/her personal physician.
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