Confirmed Dengue Fever Cases on the Big Island of Hawaii Rises to 202
Posted on January 1, 2016 by Damon
The Dengue Fever outbreak on the Big Island continues and the total confirmed amount of cases rose by 7 more case since the last update bringing the total amount of confirmed cases to 202.
As of January 1, 2016*:
Since the last update, HDOH has identified 7 new cases of dengue fever. Currently, as many as 13 of the confirmed cases to date are potentially infectious to mosquitoes. All others are no longer infectious.
Potentially infectious individuals
13 Illness onset 12/22/15 to 12/27/15
Cases no longer infectious
189 Illness onset 9/11/15 to 12/21/15
Past and present confirmed cases (Cumulative TOTAL)
Of the confirmed cases, 182 are Hawaii Island residents and 20 are visitors.
164 cases have been adults; 38 have been children (<18 years of age). Onset of illness has ranged between 9/11/15 – 12/27/15.
As of today, a total of 765 reported potential cases have been excluded based on test results and/or not meeting case criteria.
For a map of potential areas of infection by mosquito for confirmed dengue fever cases, click HERE**. (Updated December 30, 2015)
For Hawaii Island Dengue Fever Unified Command Updates, click HERE. (Updated December 2, 2015)
CDC Interim Assessment of the Response by the Hawaii State Department of Health to the Dengue Outbreak on the Island of Hawaii
HDOH continues to routinely monitor for cases of imported dengue infection on ALL islands and will continue to have Vector Control perform mosquito site assessments and abatement as needed. Since the beginning of our current investigation on Hawaii island, two imported dengue fever cases have been confirmed (one on Oahu and one on Hawaii), and one imported chikungunya case (on Hawaii) has been confirmed. These cases are not associated with the Hawaii island investigation.
Dengue Fever and Mosquitoes — Information and Resources
Controlling Mosquito Breeding in Rainwater Catchment Systems and “Dry” Injection Wells
Traveling to the Big Island?
Mosquito Bite Prevention for Travelers
Frequently Asked Questions
Hawaii Island Outbreak
Mosquitoes (updated December 24, 2015)
Using Repellent Safely
For the FAQs compiled in one document, click HERE (updated December 23, 2015)
(video) DOH Dengue Investigation Steps (1:02)
(video) Collecting and Analyzing Data for DOH Disease Investigations (1:19) New!
Fight the Bite Fact Sheet
Fight the Bite Flyer
Letter to Hawaii Island Residents and Visitors
Bug Off! Using Mosquito Repellants
Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Sites (11”x17”)
CDC Mosquito Control
Dengue Fever Brochures
Call Aloha United Way 2-1-1 for general information about dengue fever and the current Big Island dengue investigation. (Out of state callers may call 877-275-6569, toll free)
To report a suspect case, contact:
On the Big Island: 808-974-6001 (East Hawaii) or 808-322-488 (West Hawaii)
On other islands: DOH Disease Outbreak Control Division at 808-586-4586.
To report mosquito concerns, contact:
On the Big Island: 808-974-6001 (East Hawaii) or 808-322-4880 (West Hawaii)
On Oahu: 808-586-8021, on Maui: 808-873-3560, on Kauai: 808-241-3306
If you are ill and are worried that you might have dengue fever, contact your healthcare provider.
CLINICIANS: for updates go to http://health.hawaii.gov/docd/updates-and-resources-for-clinicians/
*Updates to case counts, when available, will be posted Monday-Friday by 1:00 p.m. HST
**Updates to the map, when available, will be posted Wednesday by 1:00 p.m. HST
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Accessed on 02 January 2016, 04:54 hrs, UTC.
Reporter: Damon Tucker.
Thanks to Hawaii news blogger Damon Tucker for this dengue fever update. It seems nothing can stop the spread of this mosquito-borne illness. I’ve taken the liberty of publishing Damon’s full text, because it contains all the links, map information, and phone numbers you need to keep abreast of this outbreak. Take precautions recommended by the Hawaii Department of Health and remove all standing water from your property. If you have severe flu-like symptoms, please call your health practitioner. Aloha, Russ.