Deadly And Highly Contagious Cat Virus Continues To Spread On Maui

July 18, 2014 4:22 PM

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An outbreak of a deadly cat virus is spreading on the Hawaiian island of Maui and has officials concerned about the island's cat population. As far as experts can tell, it is the first time the disease has been found in the state.

Eight cases of feline panleukopenia virus have been confirmed since May, Dr. Miyo Miyasaki-Kim told The Huffington Post. Miyasaki-Kim is the director of veterinary services at the Maui Humane Society. However, she said there are likely more unreported cases.

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