Rat Lungworm Support Group to Hold Community Meetings

January 4, 2018, 12:34 PM HST (Updated January 4, 2018, 12:34 PM)

Hilo Medical Center and Puna Community Medical Center are continuing community meetings with the Rat Lungworm Support Group.

The next meetings will be held at the Neighborhood Place of Puna (across from the Humane Society) on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, from 4 to 6 p.m. and on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Rat lungworm disease is carried by slugs and snails. PC: Hawai‘i Department of Health.

The meeting is offered in support of survivors of rat lungworm disease and their caregivers.

The Neighborhood Place of Puna is located at 16-105 Opukahaia St. in Keaʻau.

For more information, contact Public Affairs Director Elena Cabatu at or call (808) 932-3160.



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