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Parents To Get Lice-Outbreak Text-Message Alerts

You may think of serious lice outbreaks as a thing of the past, but you'd be wrong. In fact, at least in England, Lice is still a major issue for school children and their parents. A new initiative, with heavy funding from head lice treatment manufacturer Hedrin, is taking aim at educating parents and reducing the number of serious outbreaks in the country.

In addition to traditional educational materials like pamphlets, the program is testing a text alert system. Parents sign up at a school's Outbreak Alert facility and commit to inform the school if they find lice on their child's head during their weekly check for infestation. During a one-term test run at the Wootton Primary School in Northampton, six cases of head lice were identified. Parents in the child's class promptly received SMS alerts asking them to check their children and family for lice.

Check out the web site for the program, the "Once a Week, Take a Peek" initiative.

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