STUDY: 94% of the Rats in Hilo Are Infected With Rat Lungworm Disease

In the news, Vector Control
From Hawaii Tribune-Herald: New research released Monday shows that almost 94 percent of rats in the Hilo region are infested with Angiostrongylus cantonensis, the parasitic nematode that causes rat lungworm disease in humans. The study, the largest of its type conducted in Hawaii, sheds light on how common the disease is in rats, said lead author Sue Jarvi, a professor at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
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