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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

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

Good Dirt: What you need to know about apple snails
If readers are experimenting with cooking and eating apple snails, they aren't reporting how it's going.After Gibson's Tim Rochel announced in 2008 that the…
Jun 30, 2019 06:59 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

What The Health?! Multiple Hawaii tourists infected by rare parasite: What is rat lungworm disease?
Can leftover spaghetti really kill you? Can you actually cough up a blood clot in the shape of your lung? In Yahoo Lifestyle Canada's newest series, What The…
Jun 07, 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

Alaska reports rat lungworm case in traveler to Hawaii, 1st case reported
For the first time, Alaska health officials reported a case of the parasitic infection, angiostrongyliasis, aka rat lungworm disease. Image/CDC. The case was in a…
Apr 27, 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

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

Man who contracted rat lungworm disease suing Hana Fresh, claims it came from snail in their salad
KITV4 reached out to Hana Health -- the company that owns Hana *Fresh* -- and in a statement, they say they haven't been served with a complaint.
Feb 13, 2019 07:59 UTC Read More

Semi-sluggish pace: Potent rat lungworm vector identified in North Kohala
KAILUA-KONA — Two years ago, no one could find a trace of the semi-slug in North Kohala. But today, the vector non grata believed to be the most effective and…
Feb 09, 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

Confirmed Rat Lungworm Case Brings 2018 Total to 8
The infant became ill in early December and, since then, has been transferred to O'ahu and is hospitalized for further case management.
Jan 11, 2019 07:59 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

A young rugby player ate a slug on a ‘mate’s’ dare. Now he’s dead.
Eight years after Sam Ballard swallowed a slug on a dare, he has died.
Nov 05, 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

Task Force Sets New Guidelines For Treating Rat Lungworm
Before the new guidelines, there were no clear or reliable diagnosis and treatment protocols available to Hawaii doctors.
Sep 04, 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

Rat Lungworm Parasite Found on Molokai The
A recently-released University of Hawaii study has confirmed the presence of rat lungworm on Molokai and on every island throughout the state except Lanai.
Aug 31, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More

Rat lungworm infection found in 8 states, CDC warns
The CDC confirmed rat lungworm infection, which can cause meningitis in humans, in 12 people between 2011 and 2017 — raising questions about how…
Aug 06, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More

What is rat lungworm? The CDC says this parasite may be more common than people think
A parasite called rat lungworm, which can get into people's brains, has infected 12 people including toddlers in the continental U.S. in recent years, federal…
Aug 03, 2018 06:59 UTC Read More


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