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What parents in Australia know and do about head lice

Megan Counahan1 DPH, Epidemiologist,
Ross Andrews2 PhD, Associate professor,
Helen Weld3 MPH, Scholar,
Walsh Helen4 GCDE, Regional health promotion,
Rick Speare5 PhD, Professor,

1, 3, 5 James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.
2 Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
4 Department of Human Services - Barwon-South Western Region, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

Correspondence: M Counahan, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia 

Author contribution: Megan Counahan: original concept, designed the project, devised survey tool, collected data, statistical analysis. Ross Andrews: supervised data collection, statistical analysis, contributed to drafts, designed the project. Helen Weld: collected data, contributed to drafts. Walsh Helen: collected data, contributed to drafts. Rick Speare: designed the project, supervised data collection, contributed to drafts, statistical analysis, collected data.

Citation: Counahan ML, Andrews RM, Weld H, Helen W, Speare R.  What parents in Australia know and do about head lice. Rural and Remote Health (Internet) 2007; 7: 687. Available: (Accessed 18 October 2017)

Submitted: 20 November 2006
Revised: 28 June 2007
Published: 25 July 2007