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Head lice

Head lice are tiny insects that live on the scalp. They lay eggs, called nits, which stick to hair very close to the scalp. Head lice do not spread disease. Head lice are very common among young children, especially in child care centres and schools. Head lice spread easily among children who are together in one place.

Download our Head Lice Brochure for more information on head lice such as;

  • How are head lice spread?
  • Should the house be disinfected if someone has head lice?
  • How can parents tell if their child has head lice?
  • How to check.
  • Where to look.
  • Whate to look for.
  • How can headlice be treated?


Contact info

Yukon Communicable Disease Control

Sexually transmitted infections confidential testing
Monday to Friday
Appointments – 8:30am to noon
Drop-in – 12:30pm to 4:00pm

TB testing by appointment

Phone: 867-667-8323

Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT); 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8323

Fax: 867-667-8349

Mailing Address:

Yukon Communicable Disease Control (4 HospRd)
Health & Social Services, Government of Yukon
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon  Y1A 2C6

Location: 4 Hospital Road | Whitehorse, YT [map]


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