By Kristen Consillio firstname.lastname@example.org on October 8, 2017
By Kristen Consillio email@example.com Posted on October 8, 2017
Updated on October 7, 2017 at 10:34 pm
Shortly after the Fourth of July, Nick Booth had excruciating knots in his stomach accompanied by intense headaches as the roundworm parasites he’d ingested made their way from his intestines through his spinal cord to his brain.
Better late than nothing. That sums up the state’s ramp-up of efforts against rat lungworm disease, which has snared headlines this year due to reported infections of 15 people, the highest number of annual reported cases in Hawaii over the past decade.
By Kristen Consillio firstname.lastname@example.org on August 3, 2017
By Kristen Consillio email@example.com Posted on August 3, 2017
Updated on October 3, 2017 at 5:31 pm
State officials are making a new push to combat rat lungworm disease, promising more public awareness efforts that urge vigilance in the cleaning of produce and planning to hire two workers dedicated to prevention.
By Sophie Cocke firstname.lastname@example.org on May 8, 2017
By Sophie Cocke email@example.com Posted on May 8, 2017
Updated on May 8, 2017 at 12:27 am
It took several trips to doctors before Tatum Larson, a 24-year-old woman who had just moved to Maui for massage school, was finally diagnosed with rat lungworm disease, a condition in which worm larvae infect the brain.
By Timothy Hurley firstname.lastname@example.org on May 4, 2017
By Timothy Hurley email@example.com Posted on May 4, 2017
Updated on May 4, 2017 at 5:55 pm
The state Department of Health confirmed four more cases of mumps in the islands today, bringing the year’s total to 20, as well as one additional case of rat lungworm, which brings that disease total to 14 cases.
By Sophie Cocke firstname.lastname@example.org on May 4, 2017
By Sophie Cocke email@example.com Posted on May 4, 2017
Updated on May 4, 2017 at 2:49 pm
Hawaii island lawmakers are upset after last-ditch attempts failed in recent days to secure hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding for a Hilo lab that has been leading efforts in East Hawaii to study rat lungworm disease and educate the public on ways to prevent it.
Statements in the article, “Rat lungworm lab is denied funding” (Star-Advertiser, April 28), that virtually all research and outreach and all expertise on rat lungworm disease is at the University of Hawaii-Hilo surprised me.