Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Frequently Asked Questions About Head Lice


Thursday - Jan 27, 2011

We have created a flyer that answers common questions about head lice that you can print. Feel free to put these up in your school.

Lice cannot fly or jump from one thing to another. Lice can only crawl.
Lice infestation rates are the same for people with long and short hair.
Animals cannot have human lice. Animals are not a source of human lice.
Lice infestations can happen to anyone. Lice infestations are not a result of personal hygiene practices.

Head Lice FAQ