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Confirmed Dengue Fever Cases on the Big Island of Hawaii Rises to 202


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)
202
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.
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Traveling to the Big Island?
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Hawaii Island Outbreak
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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
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Letter to Hawaii Island Residents and Visitors
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CDC Mosquito Control
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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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Sourced through Scoop.it from: damontucker.com

Source:  http://www.damontucker.com/2016/01/01/confirmed-dengue-fever-cases-on-the-big-island-of-hawaii-rises-to-201/.

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.

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Shoot the moon


Source: Shoot the moon (http://www.ilind.net/2015/10/07/shoot-the-moon).

Accessed on 07 October 2015, 02:12 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Ian Lind.

Please click link to view these stunning photos of the moon.

A truly outstanding display of over 8,000 NASA photos of the moon, Apollo missions, and deep space.

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Police are searching for a 2-year-old boy reported missing | Hawaii 24/7


Source: Police are searching for a 2-year-old boy reported missing | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2015/09/07/police-are-searching-for-a-2-year-old-boy-reported-missing/).

Accessed on 08 September 2015. 15:40 hrs, UTC.

Two-year-old Jonah Palakiko-Lono was last seen at Onekahakaha Beach Park in Hilo on Sunday, 06 September 2015, when he was dropped off to see his father, Kaleo Palakiko.  Neither the boy or his father have been seen since.  Those with leads in this case should call police at 935-3311.

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Russ Roberts

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Hawaii rebounding from recession despite storm, lava


Despite Tropical Storm Iselle and the threat of the June 27 lava flow, Hawaii Island is expected to continue its recovery from the Great Recession in the coming year, according to economist Dr. Jack Suyderhoud.

Source: westhawaiitoday.com

Economist Dr. Jack Suyderhoud, speaking before the 40th annual First Hawaiian Bank Hawaii Business Outlook Forum in Hilo, based his upbeat economic forecast on several June 2014 interviews with representatives of various industries on Hawaii Island.  Despite the possible impact of lava flows on lower Puna, Dr. Suyderhoud said people around Pahoa Town will make difficult, but necessary adjustments, including longer commutes via the Chain of Craters Road and the relocation of businesses to safer areas. He also noted that because Puna is the state’s lowest income district, “residents there will be harder hit by the economic impacts of the lava.” A number of East Hawaii projects will “bolster the economy”–among them the new interisland cargo facility at Hilo’s Pier 4 and the “widening demolition of parts of Pier 1 and widening of Kumau Street.”  Keaau and Puna will also see significant activity in the months ahead, including the widening of Highway 130 and HMSA‘s new facility at the Keaau Town Center.  Aloha, Russ.

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Opening of Hilo High School Gym delayed.


Malfunctioning equipment causes delayed opening.

Source:  Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

Reporter: Colin M. Stewart.

 

The opening of the new Hilo High School Gym has been delayed.  In an email sent to the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald,” on Monday, Principal Robert Dircks said the opening of the new gym was delayed because of “a scheduling conflict between contractors” regarding the paving of the gym’s driveway fronting Waianuenue Avenue.  F & H Construction and Yamada and Sons, Inc. were delayed in finishing the driveway because of malfunctioning equipment.  That work was completed last Friday. Dircks says the dedication of the gym will “be no later than Nov. 26.”  Aloha, Russ.

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Fresh water pumping has no impact on the Keauhou Aquifer.


Hawaii Island‘s aquifers are different from other state fresh water resources.

Source:  Stephens Media Hawaii.

Reporter:  Erin Miller.

 

According to reporter Erin Miller, four independent scientists say “they see no impact from freshwater pumping on resources within the Kaloko-Honokahau National Historical Park.”  Former state Department of Land and Natural Resources chairman Peter Young said Saturday the studies were undertaken to gauge how fresh water demand would affect the Keauhou Aquifer, which differed considerably from “the situation that faced Maui‘s Iao aquifer.” Young told a Rotary Club of Kona meeting that the draw on freshwater reserves on the Keauhou Aquifer is well below 50 percent of sustainable yield, where the draw on the Iao Aquifer is more than 90 percent of sustainable yield. Young said The Water Commission “must look at scientific analysis to see if water quality and quantity are being impacted by the current water users.”  A National Park Service hydrologist had earlier mentioned that she didn’t yet see a negative impact on park resources.  Park officials are concerned that drawing down the fresh water reserve could change the salinity of nearshore water, which in turn could have a negative effect on fish and other marine life.  Aloha, Russ.

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Pollution, World Hunger, Water Scarcity, and Carbon Sequestration


One of the easiest ways to improve soil health and help carbon sequestration in the soil is to use wood chips as ground cover.

Source: articles.mercola.com

If you want to know how “sustainable agriculture” can help Hawaii become an independent supplier of food to its own population, you should read and understand this article by Dr. Joseph Mercola and Dr. Arden Andersen.  Hawaii has committed sizeable resources to becoming green, clean, and self-sufficient by the year 2030. Here is a workable blueprint for that idea.  But be forewarned.  The transformation and restoration of our depleted soils will take time and sacrifice.  Excellent article for all of us facing the food challenges ahead.  Aloha, Russ.

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