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October 13, 2014
This is the UH Hilo report, news about people, events and programs at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.
The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy has teamed up with the Hawaiʻi Island Rat lungworm Working Group to increase public awareness and knowledge of Rat lungworm disease, whose epicenter is Hawai’i.
Many become infected by ingesting an infected slug or portion of one, on inappropriately washed, or uncooked fruits or vegetables. Initial symptoms may be flu-like, but in its severest form can include inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, leading to paralysis, a coma or even death.
You can reduce the risk of becoming infected by checking, cleaning or cooking fruits and vegetables before eating them, and controlling rat, slug and snail populations. You can also safeguard your pets from getting infected by bringing their food and water dishes inside at night.
For more information, visit http://pharmacy.uhh.hawaii.edu/rlw/ For more news about the University, visit hilo.hawaii.edu. That’s the UH Hilo Report. I’m Ken Hupp.