Rat lung disease is making the news lately. Apparently it has been around a while but we have the first case on Oahu and the rest were on the other islands. It is from eating raw or undercooked foods contaminated with slugs and snails. Cooked foods are ok.
Do you see this problem in other places?
I have always had snails and slugs and I have been plagued by rats eating the sluggo. I don't eat a lot of things raw so that is my saving grace I guess. I have put out rat bait and the local stray has killed a couple of mice this year. Most of the illnesses are not reported early so they have a hard time tracking what people ate. Washing produce well especially anything you eat raw. Apparently shellfish can also have rat lungworm parasites.
https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/disease_l ... ngyliasis/