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International expert on infectious disease to speak about Rat Lungworm Disease at UH Hilo

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Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The public is invited to a talk by a renowned veterinarian from Australia who will speak about how knowledge about animals contracting rat lungworm disease (RLW) can help fight the spread of the disease. The talk will be held at the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo May 1, from 6 - 7 p.m., in the Science and Technology Building, Room 108.

Richard Malik, from the University of SydneyÔÇÖs School of Veterinary Science, will speak about ÔÇťRat lungworm disease: A one health approach using animals as sentinels.ÔÇŁ He first diagnosed rat lungworm disease in dogs in Sydney in 1989, and has researched the incidence and development of the infection in companion animals, wildlife, and human patients. Malik also is a consultant in small animal medicine with a special interest in infectious diseases of companion animals.

The talk is sponsored by the UH Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy.


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