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Online Support Groups

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Online support groups for victims of Rat Lungworm Disease and their family and friends.

Voice of Victims on Facebook

Hawaii Rat Lungworm Awareness

This page is a community forum for discussing the threat of Rat Lungworm Disease in Hawaii. If you have immediate concerns regarding Rat Lungworm disease this Facebook forum has very timely and informed posts regarding the disease and possible treatments and would be a great forum to join.

Rat Lungworm Working Group

Serves as a forum for discussion of all aspects of Rat Lungworm Disease. Please visit and share your experiences.


Senator Russell Ruderman announces support group meetings on his website for those living on the islands.

Hilo Medical Center Rat Lungworm Support Groups

Hilo Medical Center Rat Lungworm Support Group conducts weekly meetings that allow victims to attend. The Rat Lungworm Support Group has been meeting every second Wednesday of the month at the Keaau Community Center at 16-186 Pili Mua Street from 4:00-6:00 pm. The group is primarily focused on supporting the survivors and their caregivers who are living through long term effects of rat lungworm. Survivors and their caregivers interested in joining the group through the Zoom online meeting platform from the comfort of their home may join by clicking on the link ehihalawai.zoom.us. The session will be opened from 3:30-6:15 pm HST.

Malama O Puna

What you need to know about Rat Lungworm Disease from Malama O Puna Organization.

Rebekah Uccellini is in recovery from Rat Lungworm disease and can be reached via email at:


Kaye Howe is currently in California and can be reached via email at:


This information is not meant to be used for self-diagnosis or as a substitute for consultation with a health care provider. If you have any questions about the parasites described above or think that you may have a parasitic infection, consult a health care provider.

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