No. Head lice are species specific – you cannot spread head lice to your pets, nor can you “catch” animal lice from your pets.
Everyone is at risk. If you have contact with an infected person, you can get them. Head lice spread more easily among young people because they share their belongings more often than adults and play close together. It’s not true that people get head lice because they do not have clean hair. Lice love clean [read more]
Anyone, including African Americans, can get head lice. They are less likely to get head lice because of the shape of their individual hair strands but they are far from immune.
No. The only difference a warmer climate makes is the lice are more apt to move up and down the hair shaft and lay eggs throughout the hair, while in colder climates, they generally stay closer to the scalp.