From the Maui News, July 15, 2018

Rat lungworm is found currently on Maui, Molokai

UH study finds parasite has not made it to Lanai

Researchers who studied nearly 1,300 snails and slugs across the islands say that rat lungworm could eventually make its way to higher elevations as the climate warms.

Rat lungworm, a parasite that lives inside slugs and snails, was found on five of the six largest Hawaiian Islands — including Maui and Molokai, though not on Lanai — according to a University of Hawaii at Manoa study released Tuesday.

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