Rat Lungworm Disease News and Research

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Angiostrongyliasis or rat lungworm disease is a type of disease that affects the spinal cord and the brain in human beings. Angiostrongylus cantonensis, a parasitic nematode found in rodents, is the root cause of this disease. Snails, slugs, as well as other animals serve as mediators of this parasite and when humans consume such animals, or food and water contaminated by the larvae of the rat lungworm, they get affected by the disease.
Study predicts distribution of rat lungworm in the Hawaiian Islands

Study predicts distribution of rat lungworm in the Hawaiian Islands