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Infectious disease expert to speak at UH-Hilo

The public is invited to a talk by a renowned veterinarian from Australia who will speak about how knowledge about animals contracting rat lungworm disease can help fight the spread of the disease.

The talk will take place from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Hawaii at Hilo Science and Technology Building, Room 108.

The talk by Richard Malik of the University of Sydney’s School of Veterinary Science is titled “Rat Lungworm Disease: A One Health Approach Using Animals as Sentinels.”

Malik first diagnosed rat lungworm disease in dogs in Sydney in 1989 and has researched the incidence and development of the infection in companion animals, wildlife and human patients. He also is a consultant in small-animal medicine with a special interest in infectious diseases of companion animals.

The talk is sponsored by the UH-Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy.

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