The Department of Health on Rat Lung Worm

Sarah Park, Epidemiologist at the Hawaii State Department of Health, joins Community Matters to discuss Rat Lung worm in Hawaii. We learn about:

(a) the biology and life cycle of the worm, (b) how it is contracted, (c) how the disease progresses, (d) what can be done to avoid contracting it, (e) what can be done to treat it individually and as a matter of public health, (f) thecases that have been reported and what we can learn from them, (g) the risks right now, and (h) what it looks like for the future.