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Head scratcher: Lice cases up

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Spring fever has many Minnesotans itching to get outside. But that's not all that may have them itching - head lice could also be to blame.


According to Melissa Bright, Alexandria School District 206 nurse, the number of head lice cases among students seems to be higher this year than normal.

Bright noted that head lice are actually very common - second only to the common cold among children ages 3 to 12.

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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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