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Rat Lungworm Disease

Lawmakers Provide No Money For Rat Lungworm Research Tad Bartimus/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Provide No Money For Rat Lungworm Research

Legislation that would have provided support for a team of researchers at the University of Hawaii at Hilo failed to make it out of committee.

Should Hawaii Have Gotten Serious About Rat Lungworm Sooner? Tad Bartimus/Civil Beat

Should Hawaii Have Gotten Serious About Rat Lungworm Sooner?

As state health officials try to balance public education with preventing panic, some critics believe the state should have addressed the issue more vigorously earlier.

Tad Bartimus: Hana’s Do-It-Yourself Battle Against Rat Lungworm Tad Bartimus/Civil Beat

Tad Bartimus: Hana’s Do-It-Yourself Battle Against Rat Lungworm

Hana’s public school is closing its agricultural fields, trimming back jungle around the campus and launching an education campaign to control the spread of the parasite.

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