CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa Some Iowa schools are listening to research
that says that, although unpleasant, head
lice appears to be much less transmittable than once believed
and officials are allowing students battling the tiny insects to remain in
the classroom. Traditionally students have been advised to stay out of
class for days or more than a week during an infestation.
In November, the Iowa City school district changed its guidelines.
Officials there say they haven't seen an increase in cases since allowing
students with live head lice
kids who have been treated with medicated shampoo to remain in
Officials in the Cedar Rapids school district are considering a similar
revision to health guidelines.