Tag Archives: Dengue Fever outbreak on Hawaii Island

Calling in the big guns; National Guard troops assist in dengue fight | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


The quiet of Hawaiian Acres’ back roads was interrupted Monday morning by the steady beep-beep of a U.S. Army High Mobility Engineer Excavator driving back and forth across an open, slightly muddy space surrounded by ohia trees and ferns.

Source: Calling in the big guns; National Guard troops assist in dengue fight | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/calling-big-guns-national-guard-troops-assist-dengue-fight).

Accessed on 03 May 2016, 15:05 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Ivy Ashe.

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Hawaii Island continues to battle degue fever.  This time, Bravo Company, 227 Brigade Engineering Battalion is adding signficant weight in the fight by contributing earth moving equipment, personnel, and teams to find and eradicate mosquito breeding areas.  On the equipment side, heavy equipment is being used to locate and remove thousands of old tires, which serve as breeding grounds for mosquitoes and other insect pests.  National Guard teams, who were first called to help out during last year’s lava flow crisis, have returned to 12 sites to remove accumulated tires and trash that could serve as a reservoir for mosquitoes. Hawaii County Environmental Management officials say more than 10,000 tires have been brought to transfer stations for eventual shipment to South Korea for recycling.  Although no reported cases of dengue fever have been confirmed since 23 March 2016, health and civil defense officials aren’t taking any chances. Public education and awareness campaigns, such as “Fight the Bite” continue and residents are being reminded to remove standing water from their property.


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Lawmakers approve $1.27M for DOH vector control | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


State lawmakers have agreed to boost funding for the Department of Health’s vector control branch as they try to take a more proactive approach to combating mosquito-borne diseases.

Source: Lawmakers approve $1.27M for DOH vector control | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/lawmakers-approve-127m-doh-vector-control).

Accessed on 25 April 2016, 18:08 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Tom Callis.

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According to reporter Tom Callis, the $1.27 million released by state House and Senate leaders will add 20 new positions to the vector control branch, which is tasked to monitor the population of rats, mosquitoes, and other spreaders of disease.  In 2009, the Hawaii State Legislature cut back personnel in the vector control branch because of the recession.  Once the new positions are filled, the vector control branch will have 45 people to carry out eradication procedures against vector agents.  The funding comes as Hawaii Island continues to control the spread of dengue fever and to prepare for other mosquito-borne infections, such as the zika virus.  As of Sunday, 24 April 2016, there have been 264 confirmed cases of dengue fever on Hawaii Island.  The last reported case of the illness was on 17 March 2016.


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No new Dengue Fever cases Tuesday (April 12) | Hawaii 24/7


The response to the ongoing Dengue Fever outbreak continues. As of 1 p.m. Tuesday (April 12) the State Department of Health had reported no new confirmed cases of dengue fever since yesterday. Ever…

Source: No new Dengue Fever cases Tuesday (April 12) | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/04/12/no-new-dengue-fever-cases-tuesday-april-12/).

Accessed on 13 April  2016, 15:20 hrs, UTC.

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As of 1 p.m. Tuesday, 12 April 2016, there are no new cases of dengue fever on Hawaii Island.  The last reported case of the mosquito-borne illness was on 23 March 2016. The total number of confirmed dengue fever cases on Hawaii Island is 263, with 237 being local residents and 26 belonging to visitors.  Even though there are no new reported cases, state health officials are continuing to search out mosquito breeding areas, hoping to prevent future outbreaks of the illness. Residents are being urged to wear appropriate clothing, use insect repellants with DEET, and avoid areas of mosquito concentration during early morning and late afternoon periods.

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No new Dengue Fever cases Monday (April 11) | Hawaii 24/7


The response to the ongoing Dengue Fever outbreak continues. As of 1 p.m. Monday (April 11) the State Department of Health had reported no new confirmed cases of dengue fever since yesterday. Every…

Source: No new Dengue Fever cases Monday (April 11) | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/04/11/no-new-dengue-fever-cases-monday-april-11/).

Accessed on 12 April 2016, 15:37 hrs, UTC.

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Here’s the latest update on the ongoing dengue fever outbreak on Hawaii Island. As of Monday, 11 April 2016, the number of dengue fever cases is holding steady at 263, with 237 island residents and 26 visitors affected by the mosquito-borne illness. Hawaii County Civil Defense officials add that “the outbreak remains active and is not anticipated over anytime in the near future.”  If you have questions about dengue fever and how to stop its spread, please call the Department of Health at 974-6001.

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Confirmed Dengue Fever Cases on the Big Island of Hawaii Rises to 258 | Hawaii News and Island Information


The Dengue Fever outbreak on the Big Island continues and the total confirmed amount of cases rose by 2 more since the last update bringing the total amount of confirmed cases to 258: As of February 18, 2016*: Since the last update, HDOH has identified 2 new case of dengue fever.  Currently, as many as…

Source: Confirmed Dengue Fever Cases on the Big Island of Hawaii Rises to 258 | Hawaii News and Island Information (http://www.damontucker.com/2016/02/18/confirmed-dengue-fever-cases-on-big-island-of-hawaii-rises-to-258/).

Accessed on 19 February 2016, 05:09 hrs, UTC.

Reporter: Hawaii news blogger Damon Tucker.

As of Tuesday afternoon, 18 February 2016, the number of confirmed dengue fever cases on Hawaii Island has risen to 258.  The mosquito-borne illness has affected 234 Hawaii Island residents and 24 visitors. Vector control personnel are still identifying and spraying mosquito breeding areas on Hawaii Island.  A volunteer team of health and civil defense officials is going door-to-door in the Kailua-Kona area informing residents and businesses on ways to control the spread of dengue fever.

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Governor’s Dengue Fever Emergency Declaration a Recognition of Seriousness of Hawaii Island Outbreak | Hawaii News and Island Information


Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) yesterday commented on Hawaiʻi Governor David Ige’s proclamation declaring the dengue fever outbreak in Hawaiʻi County a state of emergency. The disease has plagued Hawaiʻi Island and threatened the state for more than sixteen weeks. “Governor Ige’s proclamation recognizes the importance and urgency of the situation Hawaiʻi Island residents are facing…

Source: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Governor’s Dengue Fever Emergency Declaration a Recognition of Seriousness of Hawaii Island Outbreak | Hawaii News and Island Information (http://www.damontucker.com/2016/02/13/rep-tulsi-gabbard-governors-dengue-fever-declaration-a-recognition-of-seriousness-of-hawaii-island-outbreak).

Accessed on 14 February 2016, 05:38 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Hawaii news blogger Damon Tucker.

Hawaii Congresswoman says she will work with Hawaii Governor David Ige and Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi following the governor’s emergency declaration concerning dengue fever and the Zika virus. Gabbard recently criticized the governor for not taking bold action to stop the spread of dengue fever on Hawaii Island where there have 255 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne illness.

Gabbard told reporter Damon Tucker, “Hawaii Island residents and guests deserve aggressive, coordinated action ” to stop the spread of dengue fever and to prepare for more cases of the Zika virus.

The emergency declaration will free up resources, personnel, and funds to combat mosquito-born diseases such as dengue fever and the Zika virus.  Gabbard is also working with President Obama and House members to get more federal aid to states endangered by these diseases.

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Big Island dengue fever case count hits 250


The Big Island’s confirmed dengue fever case count reached 250 Friday afternoon.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.westhawaiitoday.com

The battle against dengue fever continues on Hawaii Island.  As of 1:00 p.m. Friday, 05 February 2016, there have been 250 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne illness on Hawaii Island.  Hawaii County Civil Defense has cancelled a planned spraying at Kealakehe Intermediate School Saturday (06 February 2016), because a possible case of dengue fever “has been ruled out and found negative for dengue.”  Aloha, Russ.

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