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2 new rat lungworm cases found on Big Island

The state has confirmed two new cases of rat lungworm disease on Hawaii island, including in a toddler who was hospitalized and transferred to Oahu for care. Read More

2 new cases of rat lungworm disease confirmed on Hawaii island

The state has confirmed two new cases of rat lungworm disease on Hawaii Island. Read More

Group creates rules for faster diagnosis of rat lungworm

A group commissioned by Gov. David Ige to prevent the spread of rat lungworm disease has created guidelines for earlier diagnosis of the potentially crippling illness. Read More

Hawaii rat lungworm task force creates new guidelines for faster diagnosis

A group commissioned by Gov. David Ige to prevent the spread of rat lungworm disease has created guidelines for earlier diagnosis of the potentially crippling illness. Read More

Big Isle toddler contracts rat lungworm disease

The state confirmed today the fifth case of rat lungworm disease in a toddler from East Hawaii. Read More

Hawaii teachers tackle a slimy subject: rat lungworm disease

Kay Howe wore a beige T-shirt with a catchy message to the workshop she led for public and private school teachers at ‘Iolani School: A drawing of a slug with the words “Let’s Talk About It” adorned the front, and a warning about “Hawaii’s STD,” or slug-transmitted disease, aka rat lungworm, was on the back. Read More
 

Climate change could increase rat lungworm’s range

University of Hawaii researchers have found that rat lungworm disease is poised to expand its range under the spell of climate change, a fact that could leave more people vulnerable than ever before. Read More

Toddler is the first rat lungworm case on Oahu this year

The state Department of Health on Friday confirmed that Oahu’s first case of rat lungworm disease this year is a toddler from Central Oahu. Read More
 

State lawmakers allocate funds for rat lungworm research

The Legislature has announced that a $300,000 allocation will be included in the state budget to fund rat lungworm disease research at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Read More

2 more rat lungworm cases develop in Hawaii

Hawaii Department of Health officials confirmed Wednesday there were two additional rat lungworm disease cases in the state. Read More

Health department confirms 2 new rat lungworm cases

The Hawaii Department of Health has confirmed two additional rat lungworm disease cases in the state. Read More

Hawaii’s first rat lungworm case of 2018 confirmed on Big Isle

State Department of Health officials have confirmed the first rat lungworm disease case of the year in an adult resident of Hawaii island. There were 17 cases last year. Read More

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

Survivor of rat lungworm disease recounts agony

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

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

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

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

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

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

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