Rat Lungworm:

rat lungworm infection


Click on the resources below to learn more about Rat Lungworm Infection from these different organizations:

UH-CTAHR Extension Publications

Resource: Description:
Best On-Farm Food Safety Practices:  Reducing Risks Associated with Rat Lungworm Infection and Human Eosinophilic Meningitis by James R. Hollyer, Vanessa A. Troegner, Robert H. Cowie, Robert G. Hollingsworth, Lynn C. Nakamura-Tengan, Luisa F. Castro, and Arlene E. Buchholz
Keep Calm and Minimize Your Risk of Rat Lungworm Disease by Kylie Wong
Audience: General Public
image of manging slug handout Preventing Rat Lungworm Disease: Managing Snails and Slugs by Cynthia Nazario-Leary
Prevent RLWD in the kitchen  Rinse, Cook Freeze, Prevent Rat Lungworm Disease by Julia Zee & Lynn Nakamura-Tengan
Audience: Consumer
Avoid Contracting Angiostrongyliasis (Rat Lungworm Infection):  Wash Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Before Eating! by Aurora A. Saulo
Be Food Safe: Rinse Thoroughly
Audience: Farmers’ Market Vendors, Growers

University of Hawaii at Hilo, College of Pharmacy

Resource:  Description:
link Recording of the Rat Lungworm Forum held November 9, 2011 at the College of Pharmacy
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Map of Rat Lungworm Parasite Detection in Slugs & Snails on Hawaiʻi Island
link Rat Lungworm FAQ (This page holds responses to questions from the audience of the Rat Lungworm Forum held Nov 9, 2011 at the University of Hawaiʻi College of Pharmacy. Responses are provided by forum participants: Drs. Rob Cowie, Rob Hollingsworth, Jon Martell and Sue Jarvi, and Jim Hollyer, Ann Kobsa and Kay Howe, and Dr. Will Pitt.)
link Rat Lungworm Overview
link Other Resources (Detection, Immunology, Symptoms, Treatments, Other)

Related News & Videos

Resource: Description:
ratlungwormicon2 Monster Inside Me: Outbreak- An episode aired by the Discovery Channel featuring Rat Lungworm
ratlungwormicon News presentation by Hawaii News Now on Rat Lungworm
safe produce ico Safe Produce: Keep it Clean (UH Mānoa)

Government Agencies

Resource: Description:
pdf Hawaii Department of Health Advises Public to Wash Produce Thoroughly
link Center for Disease Control Rat Lungworm Prevention
link Center for Disease Control Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection fact sheet


Scientific Research Articles and Other Useful Extension Publications

Resource: Description:
pdf Parasitic Infections of Man and Animals in Hawaii (UH Manoa)
 link  Best Ways to Wash Fruits and Vegetables (University of Maine Cooperative Extension)
pdf2  Molluscicides and Mechanical Barriers Against Slugs
pdf3 Distribution of Eosinophilic Meningitis Cases Attributed to Angiostrongylus cantonensis
pdf4 Distribution of Parmarion cf. martensi
pdf5 Pest Management Systems to Control Rodents in and Around Packing Sheds
pdf6 Barriers, Repellents and Antifeedants for Slug and Snail Control
pdf7 Eosinophilic Meningitis Caused by Angiostrongylus Cantonensis: Report of 17 Cases
pdf8 Human angiostrongyliasis

If you have any questions or concerns about rat lungworm infection, please contact the Director of the Hawaii Department of Health on Oahu: Phone: (808) 586-4410.