Lice treatment experts in California claim they've noticed a rise in lice among teens. The one thing they seem to have in common? Taking "selfies" on a regular basis.
Some doctors think that group selfies could be an easy place for lice to spread because teens put their heads together to take the photos. In fact, experts say that lice don't fly or jump, so anyone spreading lice has to actually touch his or her head to someone else's head.
Some physicians have noticed that the kids who come into their offices with lice problems often take selfies on a daily basis. Though a correlation, physicians definitely recommend that selfie-takers keep their heads separate when posing for a self-shot with friends.
Lice is also commonly spread through means like sharing headphones, towels, or hair clips.
Selfies have manifested themselves to be irritating and narcissistic to some, according to The Guardian. The spread in disease could be interpreted by some as a potential reprise to the impact #selfies seems to impose on some people.
The spread of lice is certainly irritating, especially considering the means of its removal, but one can only hope that teens' lice contraction is nothing like the "Super Lice" FOX 29 learned about last month.