“Tropical parasites in our food? No way!” most Americans think.
It’s time to think again.
A parasitic worm that causes serious infections, especially via foods and beverages, has sickened at least three mainland visitors to Hawaii’s Big Island, according to state officials.
Hawaii’s health department director has released information provided…
A foodborne parasite detected in two patients in a Chinese hospital has been traced to consumption of raw wild centipedes, according to a case report by the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
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Whether state officials have downplayed the danger of rat lungworm parasites, the fact remains that Hawaii is in the midst of an outbreak that has given at least three people from the mainland lasting impressions…
Hawaii is experiencing an uptick in rat lungworm disease. Six confirmed cases on Maui and another three confirmed cases on the Big Island were reported over the last three months with no deaths. That’s about…
In paradise, they still have to worry about rat lungworm.
Hawaii’s top experts on the debilitating infection gathered last week at the University of Hawaii-Hilo’s College of Pharmacy out of growing concern about rat
Diarrhea — let alone something called rat lungworm nematode — can ruin any vacation, so the last thing the tourist industry needs is an association with the risk of foodborne illness.
But would a move…