Three rat lung worm cases reportedly in Big Island

Local News

There are now three confirmed cases of rat lungworm so far this year…All of them in the Big Island. 

The individual, who is a resident of East Hawaii, may have contracted the disease as early as February but confirmation of rat lungword was not made until mid-April, according to the Department of Health. 

The individual was hospitalized. 

The source of infection is unknown. 

Officials are reminding people to inspect and wash fruits and vegetables as well. 

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