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Hawaii farmers are taking a hit from consumers and some retailers who believe it is safer not to deal with local produce over fear of rat lungworm disease.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / APRIL 19
A press conference was held at the State Department of Health about rat lungworm disease after two cases were reported on the Big Island. The victims drank kava that had been standing outside overnight, uncovered, and discovered a slug at the bottom of the bowl after consuming it.