Updated: The Silent Plagues of Children in the Rowan-Salisbury Schools: Lice, Scabies, Ringworm, and Bedbugs

Posted on October 1, 2016



RFP Staff/CDC

♦ An uncomfortable topic in the Rowan-Salisbury schools is the common challenge of body parasites common among our school system’s children especially in the early grades. It afflicts children from all economic stratas as well as teachers and administrators who come in contact with body parasites. This article focuses on the Center for Disease Control’s valuable information on identification, diagnosis, and treatment of scabies, lice, bedbugs, and ringworm.

This article’s featured photo above is a ringworm infestation.

Let’s go to the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) valuable website for the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of scabies, lice, bedbugs, and ringworm.

SCABIES

http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies/

LICE

http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/

http://www.rss.k12.nc.us/school-health-lice-manual

BEDBUGS

http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/bedbugs/

http://pestcontroldirectory.net/bed-bug-removal/north-carolina/rowan-county

RINGWORM

http://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/diseases/ringworm.html

Scabies burrows:

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Bedbug infestation:

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Crab lice:

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Body lice:

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