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Health department holding Oahu meetings on rat lungworm

The state Department of Health along with the Department of Agriculture and University of Hawaii are hosting a series of community meetings on rat lungworm disease on Oahu. Read More
Updated on  October 25, 2017 at 2:40 pm

Survivor of rat lungworm disease recounts agony


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. Read More

Big Island infant contracts rat lungworm disease


Updated on  October 3, 2017 at 5:31 pm
State Department of Health officials today confirmed an additional case of rat lungworm disease in an infant from the Puna district of Hawaii island. Read More

Rat lungworm meetings scheduled on Oahu


Updated on  October 3, 2017 at 5:31 pm
The state agriculture and health departments and University of Hawaii are coordinating three public informational meetings on rat lungworm disease on Oahu this month. Read More

Oahu sees its first rat lungworm case in 7 years


Updated on  October 3, 2017 at 5:31 pm
An adult is hospitalized with rat lungworm disease on Oahu, the first case of the illness contracted on the island since 2010, the Health Department announced Wednesday. Read More
 

First case of rat lungworm since 2010 reported on Oahu


Updated on  August 9, 2017 at 3:21 pm
An adult is hospitalized with rat lungworm disease on Oahu, the first case of the disease reported on the island since 2010, the Health Department announced today. Read More

Fighting rat lungworm disease an all-hands effort


Updated on  October 3, 2017 at 5:31 pm
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. Read More

State plans awareness efforts to fight rat lungworm disease


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. Read More
 

Rat lungworm disease fears hurt Hawaii produce market


Updated on  October 3, 2017 at 5:31 pm
The Hawaii Department of Agriculture is urging consumers to simply wash their vegetables in hopes of guarding against the threat of rat lungworm disease. Read More

Controlling rats, slugs, snails key to preventing rat lungworm


Updated on  October 3, 2017 at 5:31 pm
To minimize your risk of rat lungworm disease in your garden, it is important to control and exclude all hosts of the parasite — rats, snails and slugs. Read More

Mumps, lungworm cases reach new annual peaks

Four new mumps infections and another case of rat lungworm were confirmed in Hawaii on Thursday, bringing the totals of those disease outbreaks to new annual highs in the state. Read More

Confirmed rat lungworm case brings total to 15 for Hawaii


Updated on  May 11, 2017 at 2:58 pm
One more case of rat lungworm disease was confirmed in Hawaii today, bringing the 2017 total to 15, state health officials said. Read More

Collaborate to battle rat lungworm disease


Updated on  October 3, 2017 at 5:32 pm
On this, everyone can agree: Rat lungworm disease, caused by an infestation of parasitic larvae affecting the brain, is every bit as ugly as its name. Read More

Doctors struggle to diagnose rat lungworm disease


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. Read More

Four more mumps cases, one more rat lungworm in Hawaii


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. Read More

Retaliation is blamed for lost lungworm funds


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. Read More

UH-Manoa works on rat lungworm


Updated on  October 3, 2017 at 5:32 pm
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. Read More

Fight rat lungworm disease, not each other


Updated on  October 3, 2017 at 5:32 pm
Let’s hope that this week’s funding drama over rat lungworm disease was due to an oversight snafu — and not any personal or political animosity that stands to endanger public health. Read More

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