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Head lice spreading through selfies

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A health alert before you snap that next selfie.

It could be spreading head lice among teenagers according to an expert who treats lice.

Carrie Madej said she's treating about 35 to 40 percent more teenage girls at her two Chicago locations.

She said lice can spread when teens touch their heads together to take group selfies.

Madej suggests checking your child for lice every week.