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August 16, 2018

Fifth Hawai‘i Case of Rat Lungworm in 2018 Confirmed in Toddler

The Hawai‘i Department of Health has confirmed a case of rat lungworm disease in a toddler from East Hawai‘i.
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August 09, 2017

Health Dept. Confirms First Case of Rat Lungworm Disease on O‘ahu in 2017

This is the first case of rat lungworm disease contracted on Oʻahu in 2017, bringing the statewide total of confirmed cases to 16 for this year.
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May 18, 2017

Rat Lungworm Meeting Planned on Moloka‘i, May 30

The Maui District Health Office, will host a public informational meeting on rat lungworm disease on Moloka‘i, on Tuesday, May 30, at the Mitchell Pauole Center
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April 14, 2017

Growing Concerns Over Rat Lungworm Prompt More Maui Meetings

The state Department of Health hosts a second community meeting on concerns surrounding Rat Lungworm, this time in Haʻikū on Monday, April 17, 2017.
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April 06, 2017

Rat Lungworm Meeting in Hāna Draws Standing Room Only Crowd

A meeting in the remote East Maui community of Hāna to discuss the threat of rat lungworm disease, drew a standing room only crowd on Thursday evening.
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April 06, 2017

Bills Advance on Rat Lungworm, Medical Marijuana

The legislature finds that the department of health has reported over 70 cases of rat lungworm disease caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis from 2001 to 2014.
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January 22, 2009


The Hawai`i State Department of Health (DOH) is advising the public to wash produce thoroughly to help prevent exposure to pesticides, bacteria, and parasites.  The DOH identified six probable cases of illness caused by angiostongylus, or rat lung worm in 2008.  All individuals were residents of the island of Hawai`i and regularly ate fresh raw... Read more »
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