Hawaii Health Director Virginia Pressler, left, and Hawaii Tourism Authority CEO George Szigeti, right, talk to members of the media about new cases of rat lungworm disease on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Honolulu. Hawaii health officials say two more people have contracted rat lungworm disease after consuming a homemade drink contaminated with slugs.
Hawaii Health Director Virginia Pressler, left, and Hawaii Tourism Authority CEO George Szigeti, right, talk to members of the media about new cases of rat lungworm disease on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Honolulu. Hawaii health officials say two more people have contracted rat lungworm disease after consuming a homemade drink contaminated with slugs. Cathy Bussewitz AP
Hawaii Health Director Virginia Pressler, left, and Hawaii Tourism Authority CEO George Szigeti, right, talk to members of the media about new cases of rat lungworm disease on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Honolulu. Hawaii health officials say two more people have contracted rat lungworm disease after consuming a homemade drink contaminated with slugs. Cathy Bussewitz AP

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