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The Conversation: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Apr 3, 2018
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Toxoplasmosis is a parasite-borne infection that can wreak havoc on wildlife and humans with compromised immune systems. The parasite that causes toxoplasmosis comes from cats, specifically their feces. It has been blamed for the death of at least eight Hawaiian monk seals, the endemic Hawaiian crow, and several other vulnerable bird species. It was the subject of a forum this past weekend sponsored by the University of Hawaii Law School. We wanted to continue the conversation about how to manage the situation. 

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MsSaraKelly / Flickr

A new drug is coming on the market in Japan that reflects a growing trend. It’s a treatment for a chronic disease, but not for humans. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Deadly Cat Virus on Maui

Jun 13, 2014
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  A highly contagious and deadly virus has been discovered in a number of cats on Maui. Officials are advising owners and cat lovers to get their pets vaccinated as soon as possible. Eileen Chao has more from the Maui News. 

Internet Kitties Reign Supreme at Film Festival

Sep 4, 2013
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Will Braden / YouTube

Cats took center stage this summer at the Walker Art Center’s Internet Cat Video Festival in Minneapolis. Over 10,000 people turned up. It was such a success, organizers decided to take it on the road for a 20-city tour, with Honolulu being its first stop. HPR’s Molly Solomon has more.