Hawaii hit with outbreak of rare rat lungworm disease spread by invasive slug-snail hybrid

Invasive slug-snail hybrid is spreading rare rat lungworm disease in Hawaii. Picture: DAILY MAIL ONLINE

HONOLULU, 12 JULY 2019 (DAILY MAIL) – An invasive half-slug creature could be behind the cases of rat lungworm disease in Hawaii, a new study finds. Between 2007 and 2017, 82 cases of the parasitic infection have been recorded in the Aloha State. Rat lungworm disease is caused by a parasite carried by rats, which […]

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