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The rat lungworm parasite, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, is typically transmitted to humans via ingestion of snails or slugs. 

A recent study published in One Health shows more than a dozen kinds of animals in addition to slugs and snails have caused rat lungworm disease in people around the world.

Joining me today to look at rat lungworm and the One Health study is Robert Cowie, PhD, Dr Cowie is senior author on the study and faculty member in the University of Hawaii Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology. 

Paratenic hosts of Angiostrongylus cantonensis and their relation to human neuroangiostrongyliasis globally

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