The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed the first case of rat lungworm disease
in the state this year in an adult resident of West Hawaii on Hawaii Island.
in cattle will reach its peak during August and farmers are urged to look out for the early signs in their cattle before outbreaks of severe disease occur.
Pilobolus and lungworm disease
affecting elk in Yellowstone National Park.
In addition, they may contract lungworm disease
or other ailments communicated by livestock.
Through a partnership with the Hawaii Association of Broadcasters, the campaign aims to increase awareness and prevention of rat lungworm disease
through a series of television and radio public education announcements, which are now on air.
Rat lungworm disease
was found in at least five counties in the Sunshine State by a group of scientists at the University of Florida.
The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) has been working collaboratively with the Governors Joint Task Force on Rat Lungworm Disease
to better provide widespread education about the risks associated with this debilitating disease and how to prevent it, as well as address issues around diagnosis and treatment.
Ige, together with the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) and the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) announced today the states plans to place a stronger emphasis on the prevention of rat lungworm disease