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Hawaii teachers tackle a slimy subject: rat lungworm disease

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Deke Law of Kualapuu Charter School, Molokai, left; Susan Maeda, third-grade teacher at ‘Iolani School; Stephanie Loui of Kokua Hawaii Foundation; and Patti Nagami, Technology Integration Support at ‘Iolani School, learn about the rat lungworm cycle with a clay model.

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

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