Yet another risk for produce – Angiostrongyliasis cantanensis – Rat Lungworm
SEPTEMBER 23, 2023
The CDC this week reports finding the spread of Angiostrongylus cantonensis , (Rat Lungworm) into Georgia. Originally described in Asia, where most human infections are reported, is now endemic in different regions of the world. In the United States, A. cantonensis was initially reported in Hawaii, and later in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida, likely introduced by infected rats and gastropods through trade routes, such as on merchant ships.