So you go to Hawaii on a vacation, start to feel ill, and end up with rat lungworm disease. It’s spread by a parasite in rats’ feces that gets on unwashed lettuce. Ain’t Nature neat? (I tell you, we’re a split second from disaster 24/7.)
“Things got worse quickly when the pain spread, leaving him bedridden.
‘Just staying as still as I could on my back was the only way I could be at peace for a little bit,’ he said.
After a few days, he was unable to cope with the agony and went to the hospital.
Luckily, a doctor figured out that Reinert had rat lungworm, most likely from eating fruits and vegetables that weren’t properly washed.”