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UH-Hilo invites public to rat lungworm event
HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald file photo Dr. Susan Jarvi looks at blood and plasma samples July 22, 2015, in a UH-Hilo College of Pharmacy lab.
Aug 09, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

There's a Parasite That Infects the Hawaiian Brains
There is an outbreak of poop-eating slugs that is infecting Hawaiians with brain parasites right now. A study has been published on Monday. They have found…
Jul 12, 2019 12:32 UTC Read More

Poop-eating slugs are infecting Hawaiians with brain parasites
A horrifying neurological disease is spreading thanks to an invasive mixed-species mollusk called semi-slugs, according to a new study. There have been a total…
Jul 09, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Gecko death: David Dowell died from parasite common in house geckos
Queensland father David Dowell who died 10 days after swallowing a gecko may have died from a parasitic tapeworm common in Asian house geckos rather…
Jul 03, 2019 10:06 UTC Read More

California dad shares meningitis B warning after infection kills teen daughter 'within 36 hours'
Sara Stelzer's life was just beginning when it was tragically cut short when she contracted meningitis B.
May 24, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Morning Break: Holiday Bites; Mosquito Capital; Rat Lungworm in Paradise
Note that some links may require subscriptions. Something to ponder as you plan outings for the holiday weekend: Worldwide, more than 200 people a day die…
May 24, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Alaska reports rat lungworm case in traveler to Hawaii, 1st case reported
For the first time, Alaska health officials reported a case of the parasitic infection, angiostrongyliasis, aka rat lungworm disease. Image/CDC. The case was in a…
Apr 27, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

DOH Rat Lungworm Disease Meeting Set for April 22
The Hawai'i Department of Health will host an informational meeting about rat lungworm disease on Monday, April 22, 2019, at the North Kohala Public Library…
Apr 17, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More

Rat Lungworm support group meeting Wednesday (April 10)
MEDIA RELEASE. Hilo Medical Center Rat Lungworm support group 4-6 p.m. , on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the Keaau Community Center at 16-186 Pili…
Apr 07, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Second Rat Lungworm Case Confirmed on Hawai'i Island in 2019
The state's second case of rat lungworm disease has been confirmed on Hawai'i Island, according to the state Department of Health.
Mar 29, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

How is Rat Lungworm Disease Spread?
The parasitic nematode Angiostrongylus cantonensis or the rat lungworm is a parasitic worm residing in the pulmonary arteries of rats. The parasite stays alive in…
Feb 27, 2019 07:59 UTC Read More

Rat lungworm: Hawaii reports 1st case of 2019
Hawai'i state health officials reported the first angiostrongyliasis, or rat lungworm disease case of 2019 in an adult resident from East Hawai'i. Slug Image/…
Feb 15, 2019 07:59 UTC Read More

DOH Confirms 2 More Cases of Rat Lungworm Disease
The Hawai'i Department of Health (DOH) reports two more cases of rat lungworm disease (angiostrongyliasis) contracted on Hawai'i Island.
Feb 13, 2019 07:59 UTC Read More

Man who contracted rat lungworm disease suing Hana Fresh, claims it came from snail in their salad
KITV4 reached out to Hana Health -- the company that owns Hana *Fresh* -- and in a statement, they say they haven't been served with a complaint.
Feb 13, 2019 07:59 UTC Read More

Semi-sluggish pace: Potent rat lungworm vector identified in North Kohala
KAILUA-KONA — Two years ago, no one could find a trace of the semi-slug in North Kohala. But today, the vector non grata believed to be the most effective and…
Feb 09, 2019 08:00 UTC Read More

Confirmed Detection of Rat Lungworm Vector in Kohala District
Staff from the University of Hawai'i-Hilo DKICP confirmed a collection of Parmarion martensi, an invasive slug, from the Kohala district of the Big Island.
Feb 07, 2019 08:00 UTC Read More

Confirmed Detection of Rat Lungworm Vector in Kohala District
Staff from the University of Hawai'i-Hilo DKICP confirmed a collection of Parmarion martensi, an invasive slug, from the Kohala district of the Big Island.
Feb 07, 2019 07:59 UTC Read More

Semi-Slug Found in Kohala Sparks Rat Lungworm Vigilance
A collection of Parmarion martensi, an invasive semi-slug, has been confirmed in the Kohala district of the Big Island.
Feb 07, 2019 07:59 UTC Read More

Semi-slug, a rat-lungworm disease vector, found in North Kohala
MEDIA RELEASE. A semi-slug captured in Kohala Middle School students. Kay Howe from Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy instructing teachers on slug…
Feb 07, 2019 07:59 UTC Read More

Confirmed Rat Lungworm Case Brings 2018 Total to 8
The infant became ill in early December and, since then, has been transferred to O'ahu and is hospitalized for further case management.
Jan 11, 2019 07:59 UTC Read More

Health Hazard: Understanding "Rat Lungworm"
Australian rugby player, Sam Ballard, recounted a story, when, one night back in 2010, he accepted a dare to eat a slug (snail) while hanging out with friends…
Nov 05, 2018 07:59 UTC Read More

Parasitic worms sicken people in the mainland United States
Health officials have reported cases of a new infectious disease in eight continental U.S. states. Called rat lungworm, it has sickened 12 people since January…
Sep 18, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More

Steroid, spinal tap among new rat lungworm guidelines
A joint task force created by Gov. David Ige to combat rat lungworm disease announced on Thursday new preliminary guidelines to help physicians diagnose,…
Aug 31, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More

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