Dengue Fever Outbreak Rises to 130 Confirmed Cases – CDC On Island

The Dengue Fever outbreak on the Big Island continues and the total confirmed amount of cases has risen by 8 more cases since the last update bringing the total amount of confirmed cases to 130.

Darryl Oliveira, Administrator, Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and Dr. Lyle Petersen, Director, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention speak to the media today at Hawaii County Civil Defense Command Center.

Darryl Oliveira, Administrator, Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and Dr. Lyle Petersen, Director, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention speak to the media today at Hawaii County Civil Defense Command Center.

As of December 3, 2015*:

Hawaii Island residents 114
Visitors 16
Confirmed cases, TOTAL 130

Of the confirmed cases, 114 are Hawaii Island residents and 16 are visitors.
100 cases have been adults; 30 have been children (<18 years of age). Onset of illness has ranged between 9/11/15 – 11/28/15.

As of today, a total of 344 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 2, 2015)

For Hawaii Island Dengue Fever Unified Command Updates, click HERE.  (Updated December 2, 2015)

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, one imported dengue fever case has been confirmed (on Oahu). This case is not associated with the Hawaii island investigation.

Dengue Fever and Mosquitoes — Information and Resources

DOH Dengue Investigation Steps (1:02)
Fight the Bite Fact Sheet
Fight the Bite Flyer
Frequently Asked Questions (11/25/2015)
Letter to Hawaii Island Residents and Visitors
Bug Off! Using Mosquito Repellants
Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Sites (11”x17”)
CDC Mosquito Control

Dengue Fever Brochures

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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 808-322-4880 (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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