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UH-Hilo invites public to rat lungworm event
HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald file photo Dr. Susan Jarvi looks at blood and plasma samples July 22, 2015, in a UH-Hilo College of Pharmacy lab.
Aug 09, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

State Highlights: Maryland Cites 'Dickensian' Abuse Conditions In Suit Against For-Profit Group Homes; Researchers Grapple With Problems Of Diagnosing Rat Lungworm Disease In Hawaii
Media outlets focus on news from Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Hawaii, Tennessee, Virginia, Connecticut, California, North Carolina, District of Columbia,…
Jul 15, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More

There's a Parasite That Infects the Hawaiian Brains
There is an outbreak of poop-eating slugs that is infecting Hawaiians with brain parasites right now. A study has been published on Monday. They have found…
Jul 12, 2019 12:32 UTC Read More

Poop-eating slugs are infecting Hawaiians with brain parasites
A horrifying neurological disease is spreading thanks to an invasive mixed-species mollusk called semi-slugs, according to a new study. There have been a total…
Jul 09, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Gecko death: David Dowell died from parasite common in house geckos
Queensland father David Dowell who died 10 days after swallowing a gecko may have died from a parasitic tapeworm common in Asian house geckos rather…
Jul 03, 2019 10:06 UTC Read More

A Twofer – DOE bans herbicides & GMO acreage plummets
For those of us concerned about the increasing presence of pesticides in our food, water, land and air – there have been two recent and newsworthy…
Jul 03, 2019 10:04 UTC Read More

Unusual symptoms pointing to brain cancer turned out to be a tapeworm
The doctors said she had a brain tumor. She had surgery. She expected to have chemo and radiation. But when a surgeon removed the suspected tumor,…
Jun 08, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Hawaii warns tourists of parasitic worm that can burrow into human brains
Hawaii's health department has released *fresh* warnings about a parasitic worm that can infest human brains after officials confirmed that three more visitors to…
May 30, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Rat lungworm disease strikes 3 travelers in Hawaii
Hawaii's health department confirmed on Tuesday that three more people had been diagnosed with the potentially deadly rat lungworm disease last year,…
May 28, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Rat lungworm meeting set for North Kohala library
The state Department of Health is educating the public on rat lungworm disease at a meeting Monday at the North Kohala Public Library. Health officials will talk…
Apr 18, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Rat Lungworm support group meeting Wednesday (April 10)
MEDIA RELEASE. Hilo Medical Center Rat Lungworm support group 4-6 p.m. , on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the Keaau Community Center at 16-186 Pili…
Apr 07, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Second Rat Lungworm Case Confirmed on Hawai'i Island in 2019
The state's second case of rat lungworm disease has been confirmed on Hawai'i Island, according to the state Department of Health.
Mar 29, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Rat lungworm is Spreading in Hawaii Due to an Invasive Semi-slug
Invasive semi-slugs are aiding in the spread of rat-lungworm in Hawaii which can pose health risks, but there are ways the general public can help.
Mar 14, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More

Symptoms of Rat Lungworm Disease
The parasitic nematode Angiostrongylus can cause gastrointestinal or central nervous system (CNS) disease in humans. The species Angiostrongylus…
Feb 27, 2019 07:59 UTC Read More

Confirmed Detection of Rat Lungworm Vector in Kohala District
Staff from the University of Hawai'i-Hilo DKICP confirmed a collection of Parmarion martensi, an invasive slug, from the Kohala district of the Big Island.
Feb 07, 2019 08:00 UTC Read More

Semi-slug, a rat-lungworm disease vector, found in North Kohala
MEDIA RELEASE. A semi-slug captured in Kohala Middle School students. Kay Howe from Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy instructing teachers on slug…
Feb 07, 2019 08:00 UTC Read More

Hawaii rat lungworm case tally now at 7
Hawai'i state health officials have recently reported two additional confirmed cases of rat lungworm disease in individuals from Hawai'i Island, bringing the state…
Nov 27, 2018 07:59 UTC Read More

New Guidelines for Rat Lungworm Disease
Two doctors from the UH medical Scholl's department of Tropical Medicine. Doctors Vernon Ansdell and Gerald Murphy will showcase efforts to deal with Rat.
Oct 30, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More

Workshops Inform Teachers About Rat Lungworm Disease
Teachers on the Big Island will have the opportunity to participate in the collection of data on Rat Lungworm Disease (RLW).
Sep 20, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More

Parasitic worms sicken people in the mainland United States
Health officials have reported cases of a new infectious disease in eight continental U.S. states. Called rat lungworm, it has sickened 12 people since January…
Sep 18, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More

New treatments for rat lungworm
LIHUE — The state is cinching down on diagnosing and treating rat lungworm disease, which has been a problematic parasite for physicians in Hawaii since it…
Sep 01, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More

New preliminary rat lungworm treatment guidelines
The state Joint Task Force on Rat Lungworm Disease has announced new guidelines for clinical management of rat lungworm disease.
Aug 31, 2018 07:00 UTC Read More

Steroid, spinal tap among new rat lungworm guidelines
A joint task force created by Gov. David Ige to combat rat lungworm disease announced on Thursday new preliminary guidelines to help physicians diagnose,…
Aug 31, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More

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