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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

Poop-eating slugs are infecting Hawaiians with brain parasites
A horrifying neurological disease is spreading thanks to an invasive mixed-species mollusk called semi-slugs, according to a new study. There have been a total…
Jul 09, 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

California dad shares meningitis B warning after infection kills teen daughter 'within 36 hours'
Sara Stelzer's life was just beginning when it was tragically cut short when she contracted meningitis B.
May 24, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Morning Break: Holiday Bites; Mosquito Capital; Rat Lungworm in Paradise
Note that some links may require subscriptions. Something to ponder as you plan outings for the holiday weekend: Worldwide, more than 200 people a day die…
May 24, 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

DOH Rat Lungworm Disease Meeting Set for April 22
The Hawai'i Department of Health will host an informational meeting about rat lungworm disease on Monday, April 22, 2019, at the North Kohala Public Library…
Apr 17, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More

Rat Lungworm support group meeting Wednesday (April 10)
MEDIA RELEASE. Hilo Medical Center Rat Lungworm support group 4-6 p.m. , on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the Keaau Community Center at 16-186 Pili…
Apr 07, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Rat lungworm is Spreading in Hawaii Due to an Invasive Semi-slug
Invasive semi-slugs are aiding in the spread of rat-lungworm in Hawaii which can pose health risks, but there are ways the general public can help.
Mar 14, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More

Rat lungworm: Hawaii reports 1st case of 2019
Hawai'i state health officials reported the first angiostrongyliasis, or rat lungworm disease case of 2019 in an adult resident from East Hawai'i. Slug Image/…
Feb 15, 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

Confirmed Detection of Rat Lungworm Vector in Kohala District
Staff from the University of Hawai'i-Hilo DKICP confirmed a collection of Parmarion martensi, an invasive slug, from the Kohala district of the Big Island.
Feb 07, 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

Semi-Slug Found in Kohala Sparks Rat Lungworm Vigilance
A collection of Parmarion martensi, an invasive semi-slug, has been confirmed in the Kohala district of the Big Island.
Feb 07, 2019 07:59 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 07:59 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

How You Can Eat a Slug and Die of Rat Lungworm
Man dies of rat lungworm disease eight years after eating infected slug. HowStuffWorks takes a look.
Nov 15, 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

Health Hazard: Understanding "Rat Lungworm"
Australian rugby player, Sam Ballard, recounted a story, when, one night back in 2010, he accepted a dare to eat a slug (snail) while hanging out with friends…
Nov 05, 2018 07:59 UTC Read More

Parasitic worms sicken people in the mainland United States
Health officials have reported cases of a new infectious disease in eight continental U.S. states. Called rat lungworm, it has sickened 12 people since January…
Sep 18, 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

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