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A Rat Borne Brain Disease You’ve Never Heard of is Spreading North

  A disease you’ve never heard of that is endemic in Asia, Australia, the South Pacific, and India has arisen in the United States, carried by rats, and passed to slugs, who are then eaten raw by humans and birds.  The disease, Angiostrongylus cantonesis, more commonly known as rat lungworm, is the product of globalization, its rat hosts carried to North America from Asia and…

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