Rat Lungworm

The second case of rat lungworm disease in the state of Hawaiʻi in 2019 has been confirmed in a resident of North Hawai‘i. Both confirmed cases of the disease, also known as angiostrongyliasis, have been contracted on Hawaiʻi Island. Via Big Island Video News: The Hawaiʻi Department of Health issued this news release Thursday: Health […]

Via Hawaii News Now: Two new cases of rat lungworm disease, including one found in a visitor who had vacationed on the Big Island, have been detected by the state Department of Health. Investigators are still conducting an investigation to determine how and when the patients may have been infected. Late last year, according to […]

Well established elsewhere on the island, presence of the slug was confirmed through the efforts of students at Kohala Middle School participating in a citizen science effort.


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