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'Super lice' outbreak hits 25 states, including Texas


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'Super lice' outbreak hits 25 states, including Texas

 

POSTED:FEB 27 2016 02:39PM CST

UPDATED:FEB 29 2016 07:40AM CST

 

(FoxNews.com) - A strain of so-called ‘super lice’ has hit a reported 25 states, causing concern and frustration among parents because the bugs can’t be killed with most over-the-counter treatments. The treatments, known as pyrethroids, had a 100 percent success rate in 2000 against lice but now only work in 25 percent of cases, KSDK.com reported.

 

A new FDA-approved treatment called AirAlle, which was developed by Lice Clinics of America, has been found to be effective against the super lice, with treatments costing about $170.

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