Translated Materials

Materials on this page are organized by topic, with all available translations listed after the English version.  To see a list of translated materials organized by language, click here.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published educational information about Zika virus in numerous languages.  Below is one example.  Click here for more CDC posters about preventing Zika, dengue, and Chikungunya.

Pregnant? Protect yourself from Mosquito Bites. Warning: Zika virus can cause microcephaly and other severe brain defectsPregnant? Protect Yourself From Mosquito Bites (poster, letter size): 

This poster is available in ●  EnglishTagalog Samoan ●  PortugueseFijian ●  Marshallese  ● TonganChineseVietnameseSpanish ●  Spanish (Puerto Rico) ●  Arabic Creole Korean Japanese Russian ●  Bengali

“Are You Maui Ready” is our newest resource, with information for residents and visitors about natural disasters, ocean safety, disease outbreaks, and more  (four pages, letter size, black & white):

areyoumauiready_image♦ English
♦ Tagalog
♦ Ilokano
♦ Marshallese
♦ Japanese
♦ Kosraean
♦ Chinese (simplified)
♦ Pohnpeian
♦ Hawaiian

This “Make an Emergency Kit” handout is available in ten languages (one page, letter size):

♦ English
♦ Tagalog 1-Fullscreen capture 232014 23523 PM
♦ Ilokano
♦ Marshallese
♦ Japanese
♦ Spanish
♦ Chinese (traditional)
♦ Chinese (simplified)
♦ Tongan
♦ Hawaiian

Mosquito Information in Other Languages:

Handout explaining how to control the mosquitoes that carry the dengue, Zika, and chikungunya viruses:

♦ English
♦ Portuguese
♦ Spanish
♦ Chinese
♦ French
♦ Korean
♦ Tagalog
♦ Vietnamese

Wallet-sized card: Larvicides used to kill mosquitoes:


♦ English
♦ Tongan
♦ Tagalog
♦ Spanish
♦ Bengali
♦ Marshallese
♦ Samoan
♦ Portuguese
♦ Palau
♦ Korean
♦ Japanese

Dengue brochure in ten languages:

Dengue_Brochure_Cover♦ Spanish
♦ Samoan
♦ Marshallese
♦ Japanese
♦ Ilokano
♦ Hawaiiian
♦ English
♦ Chuukese
♦ Tongan
♦ Tagalog

…and we have information about Bioterrorism in numerous languages. 

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Rat Lungworm Disease

Angiostrongyliasis, also known as rat lungworm infection, is a condition that can affect the human brain and nervous system. Learn about how you can protect you and your family from Rat Lungworm Disease.


Please click here to see the Hawaii State Department of Health web page on Rat Lungworm Disease.

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Click here to view Chad Meyer’s Rat Lungworm Community Newsletter

Click here to view or print Educational Activity Book for Kids created by UH Hilo College of Pharmacy Rat Lungworm Working Group. (28 pages, mostly black/white)

Rat Lungworm FAQ – UH Hilo (PDF)  Questions from audience of Rat Lungworm Forum on Nov 9, 2011 at the UH (Hilo) College of Pharmacy. Answers from expert panel.

Poster (legal size, PDF):  What is Rat Lungworm Disease?

See below for Video, Fact Sheets, Journal Articles, and Publications from College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR)

Food Safety Video (how to wash vegetables and fruits before eating). Video provided by CTAHR, with subtitles by Department of Health, Maui Office.

Fact Sheets/Posters/Brochures (PDFs):

Rat Lung Flier (Poster) (color PDF, 1 page, legal size)

How to Wash and Handle Produce, FDA Flier (color PDF, 4 pages)

Rodent Brochure (color PDF, 2 sides)

Journal Articles (PDFs):

Pathways for Transmission of Angiostrongyliasis and the Risk of Disease Associated With Them

Control Measures for Slug and Snail Hosts of Angiostrongylus cantonensis, with Special Reference to the Semi-slug Parmarion martensi

Effects of Washing Produce Contaminated with the Snail and Slug Hosts of Angiostrongylus cantonensis with Three Common Household Solutions

For more scientific journal articles, see the very bottom of the HDOH page on Rat Lungworm Disease.

CTAHR Publications (PDFs):

Managing Snails and Slugs to Reduce the Risk of Rat Lungworm Disease

Avoid Contracting Angiostrongyliasis (Rat Lungworm Infection): Wash Fruits and Vegetables Before Eating

Best Food-Safety Practices for Hawai‘i Gardeners (Q & A format)

Best On-Farm Food Safety Practices: Reducing Risks Associated with Rat Lungworm Infection and Human Eosinophilic Meningitis*

Guidelines on Rainwater Catchment Systems for Hawai‘i (Rat Lungworm mentioned on pages 26-27 only)

*Image below is from page 2 of CTAHR article “Best On-Farm Food Safety Practices.”

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Will You Be Ready?

It’s Been a Long Time Coming…inikidestruction


Be Hurricane Ready.

Tips for preparedness:

  1. Make a written list of contact numbers
    • Keep information up-to-date
    • Consider including recent photos of family members
  1. Make a Family Plan
    • How do we contact each other?
    • Where do we meet?
      • Neighborhood location
      • alternate location in case neighborhood is inaccessible
  1. Make an Emergency survival kit
    • A 2 week water and food supply is recommended (per person). This is increased from a previous 1 week recommendation.
    • To-go kit is highly recommended

Go to Plan to be Ready for a preparedness booklet that is an easy and excellent way to get your family ready for an emergency.