Updated Dengue Fever Map Pinpoints More Cases

The Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) is investigating a cluster of locally-acquired cases of dengue fever on Hawaii Island (the Big Island). Dengue is not endemic to Hawaii. However, it is intermittently imported from endemic areas by infected travelers. This is the first cluster of locally-acquired dengue fever since the 2011 outbreak on Oahu.  The Big Island and the rest of Hawaii remain safe destinations for visitors and residents.

As of December 8, 2015*:

Hawaii Island residents 122
Visitors 17
Confirmed cases, TOTAL 139

Of the confirmed cases, 122 are Hawaii Island residents and 17 are visitors.
108 cases have been adults; 31 have been children (<18 years of age). Onset of illness has ranged between 9/11/15 – 11/30/15.

As of today, a total of 452 reported potential cases have been excluded based on test results and/or not meeting case criteria.

UPDATED MAP:

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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.

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