3 More Confirmed Cases of Dengue Fever 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 163.

Mosquito Bite

As of December 18, 2015*:

Since the last update, HDOH has identified 3 new cases of dengue fever.  Currently, as many as 4 of the confirmed cases to date are potentially infectious to mosquitoes. All others are no longer infectious.

Potentially infectious individuals
4 Illness onset 12/8/15 to 12/13/15
Cases no longer infectious
159 Illness onset 9/11/15 to 12/13/15
Past and present confirmed cases (Cumulative TOTAL)
163

Of the confirmed cases, 145 are Hawaii Island residents and 18 are visitors.
129 cases have been adults; 34 have been children (<18 years of age). Onset of illness has ranged between 9/11/15 – 12/13/15.

As of today, a total of 644 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

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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