New tech toys could be bringing back the bugs

Published 03/03 2014 01:27PM

Updated 03/03 2014 02:08PM

ILLINOIS -- Snapping those selfies could be causing a big bug problem. A Chicago woman specializes in treating head lice. She says she's treating about 35 - 40 % more teenage girls.

She's attributing the spike to the increase in selfies. When heads touch, the lice can jump from one person to another. She says there's no concrete evidence to back her theory, but most of her teenage clients say they got lice within days of taking selfies with other people.

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