"Wash your veggies thoroughly !!! Rat lung worm Everyone - PLEASE see this video, especially if you have young kids or even older ones, or even planning on starting a family, this is valuable lesson to learn. This is very serious indeed! It is slightly long, probably 10 minutes, but it is worth watching and knowing. This is not to be taken lightly to protect yourself and love ones. It can also be found outside of Australia too if it spreads."More information: Angiostrongylus cantonensis (rat lungworm) A parasitic nematode (roundworm) which causes Angiostrongyliasis, the most common cause of eosinophilic meningitis in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Basin. The nematode commonly resides in the pulmonary arteries of rats, giving it the nickname the rat lungworm. Snails are the primary intermediate hosts, where larvae develop until they are infective. most common cause of eosinophilic meningitis, a serious condition that can lead to death or permanent brain and nerve damage Here is another video: Rat Lungworm Disease - WASH YOUR VEGGIES!!! And here are some comments from people who have contracted the Rat Lungworm Disease:
I personally contracted Rat Lungworm Disease and felt like I was dying as the excruciating pain gradually subsided over the course of 3 months. Pain killers did not work to reduce the pain. No doctor could diagnose it at the time approximately 10 years ago. My solution was to do the "Cure for All Diseases" by Dr. Hulda Clark which had to do with grinding up cloves and putting it in veggie cap pills. The symptoms were very much "like" Chronic Fatigue Stress Syndrome (CFSS) and Lyme Disease except that it would have taken six months to diagnose CFSS and there were no Lyme Disease tics in Hawaii at the time. So, I took it upon myself to heal myself since EVERYONE was stumped by my symptoms and even a "Psychic Healer" had the nerve to tell me that I was faking or that it was all in my head which basically told me that it was a "nervous system" issue. At the time no one had come up with the understanding of Rat Lungworm Disease. This video is about Puna residents who gathered in Seaview to address the scare over the painful parasites that could be contracted from eating raw vegetables. Three Big Island residents have been hospitalized due rat lungworm disease. One resident is reportedly in a coma from the illness. The disease is caused by microscopic parasitic worms, known to scientists as Angiostrongylus cantonensis, which normally live out their lifecycle between rat feces and snails or slugs. The small worm can enter the human body if a snail or slug carrying the parasite is ingested. It is suspected that the victims of rat lungworm disease consumed poorly washed raw vegetables that had small snails or slugs on them. Although worms that enter the human body usually die within a few weeks, it is possible for the parasites to migrate into the cerebral fluid, causing a form of meningitis. Victims often report severe pain and sometimes paralysis or blindness. There is no official cure for the disease, and hospitals can only treat the painful symptoms. Although the rat lungworm disease is not new to the Hawaii islands, the recent reports have residents, especially those in the Puna areas of Kehena and Seaview, worried about contracting the parasite. Vicitms have also reported being misdiagnosed by physicians. Friends and family of one woman say that she was not admitted to the Hilo Medical Center on three separate occasions, before finally being admitted when she lapsed into a coma.And another sufferer who survived:
I followed the "Cure for All Diseases" book remedy to reduce the favorable environment within which the rat lungworm thrives. Basically, you simply need to survive long enough for the infection to die off which for me was 3 months of terrible pain and agony. I was never diagnosed. At that time the disease or specific cause was unknown. Intuitive friends helped figure out that it had something to do with the nervous system. I optimized my overall health which "allowed" my body to heal itself.