Sherry Bracken did a four-part series of interviews on LAVA 105.3 regarding rat lungworm disease, that are available now as podcasts on their website. Click the title of each podcast to go to the page where the audio can be download.

Rat Lungworm–the basics with Dr Jon Martell, Dr Susan Jarvi, Marlena Dixon

We begin our updates on angiostrongylus, rat lungworm, a truly horrific disease, with a rebroadcast of our 2015 basics with Dr. Jon Martell of Hilo Medical Center, Dr Susan Jarvi of UH Hilo College of Pharmacy, and Marlena Dixon, representing State Department of Health.  In coming weeks we get an update from Drs Martell and Jarvi, plus an interview with State Department of Health about the $1 million they’ve been allocated for the disease and with members of the rat lungworm task force.

Air Date:  Dec. 10, 2017

Rat Lungworm, the Update, Part 1, with Dr. Jon Martell and Dr. Susan Jarvi

Following our Dec. 10 rebroadcast of the 2015 talk story with Dr. Jon Martell of Hilo Medical Center and Dr. Susan Jarvi of UH Hilo College of Pharmacy, we recorded an update a few weeks ago, to get the latest.  Hear the latest, with host Sherry Bracken.  Next week we air Part 2, along with a discussion with State Department of Health.

Air Date:  Dec. 17, 2017

Rat Lungworm, the Update Part 2 (Dr Susan Jarvi, Dr Jon Martell, plus Keith Kawaoka of State Health

We continue our update on rat lungworm with Dr. Susan Jarvi of UH Hilo College of Pharmacy and Dr. Jon Martell of Hilo Medical Center, PLUS a discussion with Keith Kawaoka, State Department of Health Deputy, about the role of DOH in addressing the disease.

Air Date:  Dec. 31, 2017

Rat Lung Disease with Governor’s Joint Task Force

Island Issues host Sherry Bracken spoke with members of the Hawaii Governor’s Joint Task Force on Rat Lungworm Disease,  Vernon Ansdell, M.D., internal medicine specialist and tropical medicine specialist, associate clinical professor, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine;  William L. Gosnell, Ph.D., assistant professor, JABSOM; and Kenton Kramer, Ph.D., associate professor, University of Hawaii, JABSOM.   Anna Koethe and Keith Kawaoka from State Department of Health joined us, too.   Learn more about lettuce washing, blood tests, vaccines, and more!

Air Date:  Jan. 14, 2018

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