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Informational Briefs from the 6th International Workshop on Rat Lungworm Parasites and Diseases

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Title:Informational Briefs from the 6th International Workshop on Rat Lungworm Parasites and Diseases
Authors:Jarvi, Sue
Howe, Kay
Keywords:Rat Lungworm
Parasitology
Angiostrongylus canonensis
LC Subject Headings:Parasitology
Date Issued:2021
Abstract:This publication came about as a result of research presented at the 6th International
Workshop on Angiostrongylus and Angiostrogyliasis (colloquially known as rat
lungworm disease) held in Hilo, HI, in January of 2020. We have published the
scientific details of many of these studies in a Special Issue of Parasitology (Feb 2021)
Vol. 148 (Coordinating Editor JT Ellis, Guest Editor SI Jarvi).
Description:This publication came about as a result of research presented at the 6th International
Workshop on Angiostrongylus and Angiostrogyliasis (colloquially known as rat
lungworm disease) held in Hilo, HI, in January of 2020. We have published the
scientific details of many of these studies in a Special Issue of Parasitology (Feb 2021)
Vol. 148 (Coordinating Editor JT Ellis, Guest Editor SI Jarvi). Prior International
Workshops have been held in Thailand (2010), Hawai’i (2011), China (2013), Australia
(2016), then again in Thailand (2017), and Hawai’i in (2020). These Workshops bring
together researchers from all over the world who are conducting the most cutting-edge
research on a wide variety of topics related to this parasite and the disease it causes.
These workshops are crucial for advancing research and knowledge not only about
diagnosis and treatment, but on research relating to infection and transmission levels
and the many influencing factors involved, as well as documenting the seemingly
expanding range of infection in non-human species. Perhaps most importantly, research
on ways of reducing ones risk of infection in the first place is critical, including the
development of mechanisms and tools for enhanced public education. We feel that the
results of these scientific studies should not be limited to those familiar with ‘sciencespeak’,
but to be more inclusive and provide a less technical interpretation of these
findings which is accurate, informative, and reader-friendly for the general population.
Members of the general population are, in fact, all at risk from this potentially deadly
disease, thus we are providing this publication free-of-charge to those interested.
Pages/Duration:40
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10790/6170
Rights:creative commons
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/
Journal:Parasitology
Volume:148
Issue/Number:2
Appears in Collections: DKICP Dr. Jarvi Lab


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