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Reader's view: Nurse wrong to say head lice can't spread disease

There's evidence to suggest a school nurse quoted in the Feb. 9 story, "Parent says new lice policy is lousy," was factually mistaken when she stated "There is no disease with head lice." Several rickettsial diseases can be spread by lice, expert...

There's evidence to suggest a school nurse quoted in the Feb. 9 story, "Parent says new lice policy is lousy," was factually mistaken when she stated "There is no disease with head lice." Several rickettsial diseases can be spread by lice, experts have claimed. The nurse should have presented all facts of this debated claim. Personally, I thought it was terrible for her to mislead the public.

Randy Mahlberg

Two Harbors

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