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Birth of a Head Louse

A Star is Born -- or at Least Hatched


Updated September 08, 2008

Birth of a Head Louse
Courtesy of the CDC
There's nothing uglier than a head louse, except maybe a baby head louse (and pubic lice...that's for another gallery). This hatchling will leave behind an empty shell that still looks like a nit. Nits by themselves are not enough to claim an infestation, although many schools still consider the presence of nits justification for sending a student home.

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