Stay informed, avoid rat lungworm

  • Photo courtesy University of Hawaii at Manoa

    Snails, rats and slugs can transmit the rat lungworm parasite.

  • Map courtesy University of Hawaii at Manoa

    This map shows the distribution of rat lungworm in Hawaii according to recent research out of the University of Hawaii.

LIHUE — New research from the University of Hawaii at Manoa shows the parasite that causes rat lungworm is on at least five of the six largest islands in Hawaii, including Kauai.

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