Rat Lungworm:

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Related News & Videos

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picture of Robert Cowie Understanding Rat Lungworm Disease and How to Prevent It by Dr. Robert Cowie, Pacific Biosciences Research Center
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 – DOH)

UH-CTAHR Extension Publications

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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
Be Calm handout image Keep Calm and Minimize Your Risk of Rat Lungworm Disease by Kylie Wong
Audience: General Public
Safe Produce: Keep it Clean Handout (pdf, 5.5″ x 8.5″)
Looking for more RLWD info Looking for More Rat Lungworm Information by Julia Zee
Audience: General public
In the Kitchen RLWD Prevention Prevent Rat Lungworm Disease In the Kitchen by Julia Zee & Lynn Nakamura-Tengan
Audience:  General Public
Snail and Slug Management handout Preventing Rat Lungworm Disease: Managing Snails and Slugs by Cynthia Nazario-Leary
Audience: General Public
v. 5/24/17
Snail and Slug Pest Management-Commercial Slug and Snail Pesticides Registered for Hawai’i – Commercial Growers, Landscapers, and Pest Control Operators by Jensen Uyeda, Robin Shimabuku, Kylie Wong, Cynthia Nazario-Leary, Fred Reppun, Randy Hamasaki, Sharon Wages, Jari Sugano, Nancy Ooki, Lynn Nakamura-Tengan, and Kelvin Sewake.
Slug And Snail Pesticides for Hawaii Home and Garden Use by Cynthia Nazario-Leary, Fred Reppun, Kylie Wong, Randy Hamasaki, Sharon Wages, Jari Sugano, Jensen Uyeda, Robin Shimabuku, Nancy Ooki, Lynn Nakamura-Tengan, and Kelvin Sewake. Special thanks toSteve Russo and Derek Shigemasu, Hawaii Department of Agriculture for assistance in reviewing this document.
Avoid Contracting Angiostrongyliasis (Rat Lungworm Infection):  Wash Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Before Eating! by Aurora A. Saulo
Audience: General Public
Hawaiʻi Rainwater Catchment System Programs
Be Food Safe: Rinse Thoroughly
Audience: Farmers’ Market Vendors, Growers
RAP & GAP: Good, Bettah, Mo Bettah
Audience: Growers
Reduce the Risk of Rat Lungworm Disease
Audience: Growers
coming soon! Rat Lungworm Vector Control Checklist

University of Hawaii at Hilo, College of Pharmacy

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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)

Government Agencies

Hawaii Department of Health-Maui 
Hawaii Department of Agriculture
Center for Disease Control Rat Lungworm (Angiostrongylus cantonensis) 
Hawai`i Farm Bureau

Scientific Research Articles and Other Useful Extension Publications

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pdf Parasitic Infections of Man and Animals in Hawaii (UH Manoa)
Angiostrongylus cantonensis[26188] highhlighted Angiostrongylus cantonensis- A review of its distribution, molecular biology and clinical significance, Parisitology, May 2016
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.