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Jarvi presents talk on rat lungworm disease April 15

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Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo Faculty Congress and the College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) invite the public to a presentation by Dr. Susan Jarvi, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, on Wednesday, April 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m., in UCB Room 100.

JarviÔÇÖs talk, ÔÇťRat Lungworm Disease: Collaborative Efforts to Advance Research and Education,ÔÇŁ will provide precautions to take, an update on research and education efforts of the Hawai╩╗i Island RWLD Working Group, information on the cost and impact of the disease, and a discussion on the need for collaborative efforts by Federal and State agencies toward research and education.

At least 60 cases of rat lungworm disease have been documented in humans in Hawai╩╗i, most of them originating from the Puna district of Hawai╩╗i Island. While symptoms can be mild and flu-like, there have been cases that have resulted in long-term disability and even death.

For disability accommodation, call 974-7664 (V) or 974-7002 (TTY) by April 5.

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