Brown Bag #8: Invasive snails and Rat Lungworm

Posted on Jul 8, 2017 in brownbag, slider

HISC Brown Bag Presentation #8

Title: Invasive Land Snails and Rat Lungworm Intermediate Hosts in Hawaii

Presenter: Kenneth A Hayes and Norine W Yeung, Howard University and Bishop Museum

Date: July 6, 2017

Summary: Hawaii has a number of invasive snail species that have been introduced through travel and trade, resulting in impacts on native snail populations as well as the transmission of certain diseases. Rat lungworm disease (caused by the parasite Angiostrongylus cantonensis) is vectored by a number of invasive snails in Hawaii and is gaining more attention for its impacts to humans. Malacologists Kenneth Hayes and Norine Yeung (Howard University and Bishop Museum) summarize the diversity and distribution of invasive snails in Hawaii, as well as the distribution of rat lungworm disease and how it affects humans.

hisc-brown-bag-subtitleThe HISC Brown Bag Series is an ongoing set of informal lunchtime presentations to facilitate information sharing among partners and stakeholders. Presentations are are announced via the HISC email list and remote access is provided by WebEx. View other presentations in the HISC Brown Bag series at