Faster, higher, stronger

Here's a link to an article from the British newspaper, The Telegraph, where it says that a extra humid conditions led to an increase in the number of cases of head lice just before the Olympics.  The article quotes Ian Burgess, one of my favourite lice researchers, as saying one in ten children has head lice. It also says that over half of Britain's 4 to 11 year olds get lice every year. It mentions that 53% of people are asymptomatic (they don't know they have lice until the problem is really bad) and that lice are immune to over the counter products 80% of the time.  Interesting stats - I wish they would show the research to back this. Interesting that this increase happened just before the Olympics. These lice fit the motto of "faster, higher, stronger".

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