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Rat Lungworm: What You Need to Know. What You Need to Do.

  • Aired: 06/05/2017
  • 56:45
  • Rating: NR
Rat lungworm, a parasite that causes a type of meningitis, has been behind at least 15 reported cases of the rare disease so far this year in Hawai‘i. By comparison, 11 cases were reported last year. Scientists and medical doctors say there have probably been more infections, but milder symptoms are difficult to differentiate from the flu or intestinal virus. What do they know?
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Several of the state’s leading experts on rat lungworm will be taking your questions.
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