Head Lice Prevention & Control
The Health Department works with the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center Attendance Intervention Specialist, Childrens Services, Zanesville City Schools, Muskingum County Schools and other agencies to help families with severe or reoccurring problems with head lice. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year 6-12 million children between the ages of 3 -11 years will become infested.
The Health Departments program coordinator visits the homes for those families with reoccurring infestations and assesses the familys needs; provides lice education and pamphlets; access to prescription medication; and will help handicapped persons with nit removal. Lice checks are available to all persons upon request at Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department. Muskingum County Schools are checked 4 times each school year by the coordinator.
Call: (740) 454-9741 ext. 250