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Do head lice jump?

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology 39 years experience
No: They need to be transmitted physically from person to person.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Head Lice: don't jump from one surface to another.Head lice are transmitted two ways. The most common is direct person to person contact. The second way is vector transmission – from contaminated object to a person. Vector transmission occurs when lice are spread through inanimate objects. For instance the lice can be on brushes, combs, hats, headphones, scarves, sweaters, coats, bedding, towels, upholstery.

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