The CDC this week reports finding the spread of Angiostrongylus cantonensis, (Rat Lungworm) into Georgia.  Originally described in Asia, where most human infections are reported, is now endemic in different regions of the world. In the United States, A. cantonensis was initially reported in Hawaii, and later in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida, likely

The week before I arrived in Oahu for work on the ongoing Scallops Hepatitis A Outbreak, the Hawaii State Department of Health confirmed one new case of rat lungworm disease in an Oahu resident.  The adult case was currently hospitalized and the department confirmed their illness late on Tuesday afternoon last week. The last reported

According to recent news reports, Hawaii state health officials are investigating four possible new cases of rat lungworm disease (Angiostrongyliasis) on Maui.

In the past decade, there had been only two cases of the parasitic infection on the Valley Isle. Data show there were 60 cases in the last 10 years, with the vast majority