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Climate change could increase rat lungworm’s range

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COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

This graphic shows the areas, represented by black dots, where rat lungworm was found by University of Hawaii researchers, while the white dots show areas where it was not found.

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COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

This undated image shows the giant African snail, Lissachatina fulica (By R. Rollins). Slugs or snails infected with rat lungworm parasites can pass them along to humans who happen to eat all or part of the tiny animals, often on raw, unwashed produce.