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Rat Lungworm Disease

Six New Rat Lungworm Cases Reported In Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Six New Rat Lungworm Cases Reported In Hawaii

As many as six people on the Big Island may have contracted the parasitic infection after drinking a homemade kava brew.

VIDEO: The Creepy Collaboration That Creates Rat Lungworm Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

VIDEO: The Creepy Collaboration That Creates Rat Lungworm

A UH professor describes how the trouble starts with rats and snails or slugs, but he also tells you how to avoid the parasitic worms.

Tad Bartimus: Rat Lungworm Disease Threatens Tiny Hana Dean Wariner

Tad Bartimus: Rat Lungworm Disease Threatens Tiny Hana

Many of the town’s residents spent hours at a public meeting last week to learn how obscure garden slugs are posing a major health hazard.

Tad Bartimus: What You Need To Know About Rat Lungworm Disease Courtesy of Maui Invasive Species Committee via Dr. Robert Cowie

Tad Bartimus: What You Need To Know About Rat Lungworm Disease

With cases now confirmed on three islands, Hawaii residents should be taking precautions, especially against the “semi-slug.”

Tad Bartimus: Living With The Horrors Of Rat Lungworm Disease Courtesy of Tricia Mynar

Tad Bartimus: Living With The Horrors Of Rat Lungworm Disease

A Maui woman talks about her ordeal, which began with flu-like symptoms and morphed into a smorgasbord of pain.

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Rat Lungworm Disease