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Multicountry review shows that Bug Buster Kits reduce head lice and social stigma
Date:10/1/2007

n the Portland (UK) study reported that lice problems had been minimised and could be easily controlled. The majority of the families studied in detail were using the Bug Buster Kits weekly or monthly and only a small minority needed hands-on help to boost their confidence and skills.

  • Bug Buster Kits became available in all pharmacists in Copenhagen (Denmark) in 2000 and an annual Great Louse Day event was launched in 2002. Parents who bought the kits said that they found them easy to use and that they were effective when it came to detecting and treating head lice. They were also much more affordable than insecticides of dubious efficacy and safety.

  • Head teachers of schools who took part in a bug busting initiative in Milton Keynes (UK) reported that complaints about head lice had gone from common to rare. Having 27 motivators the average number of pupils in a class makes all the difference said one head teacher. Four out of every ten families returned a confidential questionnaire and of those nearly two-thirds of those said theyd found lice using the kit.

Evidence from the UK and other European countries shows that getting the whole school community involved in bug busting makes it much easier to control infestations and reduce health inequalities concludes Joanna Ibarra.

Parents support the bug busting approach because everyone is treated equally and the stigma associated with catching head lice is reduced.

They also prefer a system that uses normal shampoos and conditioners to mechanically remove lice, rather than expensive formulated products to kill them.

Costs are reduced for healthcare systems that provide such medication on prescription, and for parents living in countries where they are not available on prescription. This is a particular advantage for low-income families who struggle to afford them.

Another advantage is that health professionals can fo
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Contact: Annette Whibley
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Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Source:Eurekalert

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