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Community Meetings on Rat Lungworm Disease to be Held in Haiku, Pukalani

Community Meetings on Rat Lungworm Disease to be Held in Haiku, Pukalani

Kula, Kahului sessions set for growers, landscapers and gardeners

 

WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai‘i – Mayor Alan Arakawa and the Maui District Health Office jointly announced two community meetings to provide information on safety measures and vector control practices to help prevent Rat Lungworm Disease (Angiostrongyliasis):

 

  • Haiku Community Center: Monday, April 17, 2017

Doors open at 5:00 p.m.; session begins at 5:30 p.m.

 

  • Hannibal Tavares Community Center (Pukalani): Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Doors open at 5:00 p.m.; session begins at 5:30 p.m.

 

At these two town hall-type meetings, presentations will be given on the Rat Lungworm parasite, current research and measures for controlling slugs, rats and snails; a demonstration on how to wash and care for vegetables and fruits; a personal story of one person’s experience with Rat Lungworm Disease; and Q&A. Presenters include Maui District Health Officer Dr. Lorrin Pang; Dept. of Health staff; and Adam Radford, Manager, Maui Invasive Species Committee. For more information on these meetings, call ph. 984-8201.

 

Informational sessions also have been scheduled by the UH Manoa Cooperative Extension for Thursday, April 20 at 6:00 p.m. at the Kula Elementary School Cafeteria and on Tuesday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Univ. of Hawaii-Maui College Community Service Building. These sessions will target growers, landscapers and gardeners and will focus on managing rat, snail and slug populations, as well as inspection and sanitation measures to minimize the spread of Rat Lungworm parasites. Presenters include Cynthia Nazario-Leary, Kylie Wong, Lynn Nakamura-Tengan, and Dept. of Health staff. For more information on this meeting, call Kylie or Lynn at ph. 244-3242.

 

Local and State agencies participating in the above joint outreach efforts include the Maui District Health Office including Public Health, Vector Control and Environmental Health; the County of Maui; the Office of Mayor Alan M. Arakawa; the Maui County Emergency Management Agency (formerly Civil Defense); the State Dept. of Agriculture; Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC); the Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa Cooperative Extension; The Univ. of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR); Univ. of Hawaii-Hilo; the Maui County Farm Bureau; and the Hawaii Farmers Union United.

 

For general information on Rat Lungworm Disease, visit www.mauiready.org.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Time: 5:30 pm

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EVENT LOCATION

University of Hawaii - Maui College

310 Kaahumanu Ave

Kahului, HI USA 96732

Island Area: Central Maui

Location Details: UH - Maui College Campus

EVENT CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: 244-3242

Website: www.mauiready.org

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