Are african americans susceptible to lice infestations?

Probably yes. In us 1% african- american children get lice, cause is not clearly understood, probably structure of hair, and use petroleum gel etc may be a reason for fewer infestation in this category.

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Can african americans get head lice?

Yes. The short answer is yes, but it is less common in the US. Head lice move around the scalp by gripping hair shafts. Most head lice in the US have claws that are better adapted to grip the round hair shaft in people with straight or wavy hair. Curly hair tends to have a more elliptical hair shaft. Read more...