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Head lice problem at Finan Center

October 10th, 2011 by WCBC Radio

Calls to WCBC News report an outbreak of head lice has occured at the Finan Center. Indications are that a female patient at the facility is refusing to have her hair cut to treat the problem and some other patients are concerned. Allegany County Health Officer Dr Sue Raver said the department has been made aware of the problem, and that the patient in question is isolated from other patients.

2 Responses to “Head lice problem at Finan Center”

  1. October 10, 2011 at 3:02 pm, Jamie Wiseman said:

    Cutting hair is not a treatment for head lice. Over the counter and prescription shampoo is the way to treat head lice. Also lice spread easily from one person to another through close contact or through shared clothing or personal items (such as hats or hairbrushes). A louse cannot jump or fly.


  2. November 18, 2011 at 11:55 pm, Sara said:

    Most parents don’t realize that OTC lice products/shampoos can harm their child, and nowadays, many strains of lice have become immune to them anyways!

    Pesticide based lice shampoos are full of chemicals that are known or suspected to cause cancer, negatively affect the nervous system, or have other harmful effects.  The scalp is one of the most absorbent parts of the body – especially in children, and products that are applied to the scalp get picked up directly by the bloodstream, without being filtered in any way.  That means that these harmful chemicals are being put directly into your child’s system.

    The safest, most effective way of eliminating lice in your child’s hair is manual lice removal.

    To find out more, check out our site:

    Natural Choice Lice Removal (


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