- 6 people on Maui and 3 on Hawaii have confirmed cases of rat lungworm disease
- The parasite is often spread through consuming raw snails or slugs
- It can cause a form of meningitis; no deaths have been reported among the latest cases
(CNN)The Hawaii State Department of Health has confirmed six cases of rat lungworm disease on the island of Maui and three cases on the Big Island over the past three months, an official said Monday. No deaths have been reported.