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Super Lice

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Sep 9, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 11:23

Guest: John Clark, Ph.D, Professor of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at the University of Massachusetts—Amherst  Parents dread getting that note home from their child’s school warning that head lice are making the rounds. Thinking of it might make you itch: the caustic shampooing and careful combing, the endless piles of pre-emptive laundry to make sure the lice aren’t hiding out on linens or clothes.  And now comes news from the lab of Dr. John Clark at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst that a drug-resistant strain of lice have now been found in 25 states.