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- IAS® Incidence of lice
As predicted, the IAS peak was reached during the days leading up to the first day back at school (199 on Friday 1st September). Care-free holidays, summer camps, friends and family get-togethers are at an end, parents have gone over their cherubs’ heads with a fine-tooth comb...The next smaller peak is expected for the start of November, just enough time for any lice that slipped through to take advantage of contact in schools and to have time to multiply.
Head lice are one of the heath phenomena measured by OpenHealth with the greatest seasonal regularity, with every year the main peak occurring in the days just prior to the start of the school term. And they’re back again this year! Incidence began to increase on 28th June and the level has currently reached its peak. This is a time when advice on prevention and treatment is in big demand …
Head lice under the microscope
With the Head Lice IAS®, it is possible to monitor the daily evolution of head lice infestations in France. The model is based on monitoring the purchase in pharmacies of a set of products used to treat head lice, and uses analytical methods and representations developed by the OpenHealth.fr project.