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do head lice jump?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: They crwal.
Answered on Oct 22, 2018
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
No: They need to be transmitted physically from person to person.
Answered on Oct 22, 2018
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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.
Answered on Oct 22, 2018

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