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Health

Information and resources concerning meeting
students' health-related needs at school and at home

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Coronavirus Guidance

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Bed Bugs

Bed bugs feed on blood, cause itchy bites, and generally irritate humans. They can move from an infested site to furniture, bedding, baggage, boxes, and clothing.

Although they typically feed on blood every five to ten days, bed bugs can live for several months without feeding.

The following health issues are associated with infestations of bed bugs:

  • Skin irritations that itch.

  • Itching leads to excessive scratching and skin infection.

  • Moderate allergic reactions.

  • Severe allergic reactions requiring medical attention.

  • Increased stress causes loss of sleep.

Bed Bug Facts Resources…

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Head Lice

  • Head lice spread from head-to-head (or hair-to-hair) contact with someone who actively has head lice. Head lice can also spread from sharing personal items that come in contact with a person’s head.

  • Head lice are common among school-aged children, but anyone can get head lice. Head lice are more likely to spread at home, daycare, or at a friend’s house than at school.

  • Over-the-counter and prescription medications are used to treat head lice. Combing hair to remove nits is also an important way to get rid of head lice.

  • To prevent getting head lice, avoid head-to-head contact with someone who has head lice, and do not share hats, scarves, coats, and other personal items. Also, do not lie down on beds, pillows, carpets, or stuffed animals that have recently been in contact with someone who has head lice.

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