Rat Lungworm Disease Information

Posted on Jun 19, 2017 in Main

Rat Lungworm PSA

HDOA is running a public service announcement (PSA) on multiple cable channels statewide to inform residents about good food safety practices. To view the PSA, click here.
Radio PSAs are also running statewide.

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Public Informational Meeting & Workshops:

  • Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course – Maui
    June 23, 2017, UH Maui College, Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
    Workshop for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). Fee:  $150. Deadline to register online is June 16.
    To view the flyer and registration form, click here.

 

  • Lanai Community Town Hall Meeting – Thursday, July 6, 2017, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at the ILWU Hall.
    Department of Health, UH-College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources, Maui Invasive Species Committee and others to present information.

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Information on Rat Lungworm Disease may be found at several different sources:

 

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♦ Informational Forums

Insights on PBS Hawaii aired a show on rat lungworm disease. The show aired on May 25, 2017.
To view , go to:  http://pbshawaii.org/insights-on-pbs-hawaii-rat-lungworm-what-you-need-to-know-what-you-need-to-do/

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♦ Previous Informational Meetings:

  • Monday, April 17, 2017 – Haiku Community Center, Maui 5:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:00 p.m.) 
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017  – Hannibal Tavares Community Center, Pukalani, Maui 5:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:00 p.m.)

 

♦  UH Manoa – Cooperative Extension Service held informational meetings for gardeners and farmers on how to control slugs, snails and rats which carry the rat lungworm disease: 

  • Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Kula Elementary School Cafeteria, Maui at 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the UH – Maui College Community Service Building at 5:30 p.m.

♦  UH – College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources –

Mobile Food Safety Field Day – Oahu
Food Safety Modernization Act* GAP * Food Borne Pathogens * Worker Hygiene and Health * Domestic and Wild Animals * Rat Lung Worm Prevention* Agriculture Water * Post Harvest Washing

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 – Waimanalo Research Station, Oahu – 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  See flyer 

♦  The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH), Maui District Health Office, held a public informational meeting on rat lungworm disease on:

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