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Big Isle tot recovering from rat lungworm

  • DENNIS ODA / 2017

    Rat lungworm has been found on five Hawaiian Islands. The Health Department was granted $1 million over two years to help control the spread of the disease. A slug suspected of having the parasite is held in a jar.

A toddler from East Hawaii is the fifth known victim this year of rat lungworm, a disease that is expected to continue to spread with climate change. Read more

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