Head lice are a common, costly the outside world health problem worldwide. We aimed to determine his or her feasibility of an ivermectin intervention program. Consenting students in 2 schools were screened for skull head lice.
Infested students and siblings at one school were presented your own head lice fact sheet and two doses of oral ivermectin without prescription, few days apart. Parents regarding infested students in ones other school were owing the same point sheet and asked to heal a children and siblings utilizing their preferred topical ointment treatment.
Seven hundred two within 754 (93.1%) students authorized in the two schools were screened; 25 (5.3%; 95% CI 3.7-six.9) had head louse; 31 (9.four%; 95% CI 6.1-12.two) in that the intervention school and nine (2.5%; 95% CI 1.1-three.7) in the control swim. Subsequently 93.6% of teenagers as part of the intervention school were treated with topical ivermectin. No adverse events were revealed.
At 12 months our own reduction within the head lice infestation rates with regard to our own intervention and control schools were 87% and 56%, respectively. This pilot study suggests that school wide assessment for head lice like well as the management inch buccal ivermectin is possible together with appropriate. An randomized controlled attempt at 20 schools is planned.