Big Isle parasite victims emerge from...

Big Isle parasite victims emerge from their comas - News

There are 44 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Mar 21, 2009, titled Big Isle parasite victims emerge from their comas - News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Two people who contracted rat lungworm disease have emerged from comas, and a third has recovered enough to walk and live at home on the Big Island, relatives and friends said.

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Since: Jan 09

Hilo, HI

#47 Mar 27, 2009
For everyone's information, this newspaper published a correction about this article in the March 27 edition:

http://www.starbulletin.com/news/corrections/...

Unfortunately, the correction falls short of specifically mentioning that people are becoming infected by the parasite through eating slugs in uncooked produce such as lettuce. The slugs become hosts for the immature larvae of the rat lungworm by eating rat feces, so control of rodents is critical to reducing risk.

The article also implies that pesticides cause the disease, which is not true and which was not addressed in the correction.

Since: Jan 09

Hilo, HI

#48 Mar 27, 2009
If anyone is wondering, the word asterisked out was (essentially) feeeseeees.
kalihihaole

Kahului, HI

#49 Mar 27, 2009
Kibitzor wrote:
If anyone is wondering, the word asterisked out was (essentially) feeeseeees.
Don't worry so far I've had the word A*P*E and the word C*o*m*e, both being used in non suggestive ways banned by the editor program.
Anonymous

Waianae, HI

#50 Mar 28, 2009
Kibitzor wrote:
If anyone is wondering, the word asterisked out was (essentially) feeeseeees.
Oh, y'mean "shate" luv?

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