IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prevent Rat Lungworm Disease!

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prevent Rat Lungworm Disease!

Do you enjoy eating fresh vegetables? Do you have a water catchment system? Well, take some time to read-up on this important and local issue.

Recently, local and national headlines have announced several reported cases of rat lungworm disease (RLWD) which occurred over the last few months in Hawai’i. Luckily, no deaths have been reported. RLWD is a parasite officially known to affect the brain and spinal cord. AWARENESS is key to prevention, and it is important for you to know how to prevent RLWD!

Brochure: “Prevent Rat Lungworm Disease (caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis)”

Resource: UH Hilo The Daniel K. Inoue College of Pharmacy “Rat Lungworm” Website

Resource: UH Mānoa CTAHR Farm Food Safety: Good Agricultural Practices “Reducing the Risks: RAT LUNGWORM INFECTION” Website