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Rat lungworm disease cases on track to top yearly average

  • COURTESY KAY HOWE

    Graham McCumber, of Hilo, was admitted to the hospital on Dec. 26, 2008. He was released on April 30, 2009. He went into a coma on Jan. 12, and was pretty much determined to be out of a coma but the time he was released, or about 3.5 months.

  • COURTESY KAY HOWE

    Graham McCumber, of Hilo, was admitted to the hospital on Dec. 26, 2008. He was released on April 30, 2009. He went into a coma on Jan. 12, and was pretty much determined to be out of a coma but the time he was released, or about 3.5 months.

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