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Researchers Look for More Funding for Rat Lung Worm Disease

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Tropical Conservation Biology Department, UH Hilo

The Dengue fever outbreak is currently grabbing all of the headlines in Hawai’i.  But as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports there’s a serious tropical disease that has no known cure, has spread across the state and has killed two since 2011.

Wayne Yoshioka
Wayne Yoshioka is an award-winning journalist who has worked in television, print and radio in Hawaiʻi. He also has been on both sides of politics as a state departmental appointee and political/government reporter. He covered Hurricane Iwa (1982) as a TV reporter; was the State Department of Defense/Civil Defense spokesperson for Hurricane Iniki (1992); and, commanded a public affairs detachment in Afghanistan (2006). He has a master's degree in Communication from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and is a decorated combat veteran (Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and 22 other commendation/service medals). He resides in Honolulu.
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