Experts: Take rat lungworm disease seriously

Commonly available over-the-counter pinworm medicines, containing the active ingredient pyrantel pamoate, could help mitigate the development of serious rat lungworm disease if taken soon after accidental ingestion of a slug or snail.

Courtesy of BIISC A member of the Big Island Invasive Species Committee finds a large slug carrying rat lungworm.

Awareness is key in preventing and treating rat lungworm, the prevalent and serious disease often found in East Hawaii residents.