Civil Defense Releases Updated Map on Dengue Fever Confirmed Cases on the Big Island of Hawaii

This is a Dengue Fever information update for Thursday December 17th at 1:15 PM.

The State Department of Health continues to work with other state and county agencies on the issue of the Dengue Fever outbreak. As of 1:00 today the Department of Health had reported three additional confirmed cases since yesterday and bringing the total number of confirmed cases to date to 160. These cases include 143 residents and 17 visitors.

Dengue fever is a virus that is transmitted or spread by infected mosquitoes and not directly from person to person. Dengue Fever is not endemic or common to Hawaii. It was likely introduced by a person who contracted the virus in another area of the world and became infectious while in Hawaii.

Because dengue fever is only transmitted by mosquitoes, the Department of Health is spraying and treating areas with high mosquito presence and confirmed cases.

Although spraying and treatment of areas is ongoing, the most effective method to reduce the spread and eliminate Dengue is to fight the bite. Minimize or prevent the possibility of being bitten by an infected mosquito by wearing clothing that minimizes exposed skin, use mosquito repellant and avoid activities in areas of high mosquito concentration during the early morning and late afternoon periods when mosquito activity is greatest.

In addition, persons feeling ill and having a fever should remain indoors to prevent the possibility of being bitten and infecting mosquitoes.

For additional information on Dengue Fever and preventing the spread of Dengue Fever, go to or call the Department of Health at 974-6001. Everyone’s help and assistance with this outbreak is much needed and appreciated.

Below is a map that depicts case locations as of 12/17/2015.

  • This map will be updated Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with location data provided by the State Department of Health. Locations may represent multiple cases.
  • For the most up to date case counts and other information from the Department of Health, visit their website at
  • Surveying and spraying is being conducted at the residences of all suspect and confirmed cases, in addition to proactive spraying at nearby public facilities.
  • This map should not be used to exclude any areas of the island from proactive mosquito control measures. All residents islandwide are encouraged to Fight The Bite by reducing mosquito breeding grounds and protecting themselves from mosquito bites.
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VIDEO: Part II – UPS Man Goes Ballistic Tossing Packages Out of Truck

Yesterday I posted a video about a UPS guy going ballistic throwing packages out of his truck.

UPS GuyHere is the second part to that video:

This is what the YouTube poster said about the video:

UPS worker in Hawaii gets mad cause he can’t drive or park then guns it around to park and tips load and then starts throwing packages with fragile tape. I hope your christmas gifts are ok…

Confirmed Dengue Fever Cases Rises to 160 on the Big Island of Hawaii

The Dengue Fever outbreak on the Big Island continues and the total confirmed amount of cases has risen by 3 more cases since the last update bringing the total amount of confirmed cases to 160.

Mosquito BiteAs of December 17, 2015*:

Since the last update, HDOH has identified 4 new cases of dengue fever.  Currently, as many as 7 of the confirmed cases to date are potentially infectious to mosquitoes. All others are no longer infectious.

Potentially infectious individuals
5 Illness onset 12/7/15 to 12/9/15
Cases no longer infectious
155 Illness onset 9/11/15 to 12/06/15
Past and present confirmed cases (Cumulative TOTAL)

Of the confirmed cases, 143 are Hawaii Island residents and 17 are visitors.
126 cases have been adults; 34 have been children (<18 years of age). Onset of illness has ranged between 9/11/15 – 12/9/15.

As of today, a total of 627 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 16, 2015)

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

Interim Assessment of the Response by the Hawaii State Department of Health to the Dengue Outbreak on the Island of Hawaii