RISK FACTORS OF HEAD LICE INFESTATION
As an insect is the root cause of this condition, direct or indirect physical contact is the main method of propagation. If a person comes in direct physical contact with a person who is suffering from head lice infestation or if the person uses the clothing, blankets or bed the possibility of contracting the condition is very high. Children are more prone to the condition as they often share and use items at school and play areas with a higher frequency than adults. Girls are affected more due to the presence of higher amount of hair in the scalp region for the women.