Ola Lokahi Newsletter – May 2017Posted on May 9, 2017 in Ola Lokahi
What You Should Know About Rat Lungworm Disease
By now, you’ve head of Rat Lungworm (RLW) disease which has been a high-profile story reported by the local, national and international news media. To date, DOH has confirmed 14 cases of RLW in Hawaii so far this year. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more.
DOH Welcomes New TB Control Branch Chief
The State DOH has announced that Dr. Elizabeth MacNeill is Hawaii’s new Tuberculosis (TB) Control Branch Chief. Dr. MacNeill has been with the TB Control Branch for the past seven years and has functioned as the TB Branch Chief on numerous occasions. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more.
Legislature Approves $1 Million For RLW Public Education
While much of the debate at the 2017 Legislative session focused on the financially-troubled rail project, there were also measures that directly affected the Hawaii Departmento of Health. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more.
Protecting Yourself Against the Mumps
The State DOH is investigating an increasing number of cases of mumps infection statewide. Open the attached newsletter pdf to read more the cases statewide.