‘Super lice’ outbreak strikes 25 states


Pyrethroids are a type of incesticide that include a chemical also used in many lice treatments widely recommended by doctors and schools and available in most drug stores.

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Attack of the super lice!

The good news…

‘If you use a chemical over and over, these little creatures will eventually develop resistance,’ researcher Kyong Yoon says. ‘So we have to think before we use a treatment. The good news is head lice don’t carry disease. They’re more a nuisance than anything else.’

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