Confirmed Dengue Fever Cases on the Big Island of Hawaii Rises to 176

The Dengue Fever outbreak on the Big Island continues and the total confirmed amount of cases has risen by 6 more cases since the last update bringing the total amount of confirmed cases to 176.

Mosquito Bite

As of December 23, 2015*:

Since the last update, HDOH has identified 6 new cases of dengue fever.  Currently, as many as 8 of the confirmed cases to date are potentially infectious to mosquitoes. All others are no longer infectious.

Potentially infectious individuals
8 Illness onset 12/13/15 to 12/17/15
Cases no longer infectious
168 Illness onset 9/11/15 to 12/11/15
Past and present confirmed cases (Cumulative TOTAL)
176

Of the confirmed cases, 158 are Hawaii Island residents and 18 are visitors.
140 cases have been adults; 36 have been children (<18 years of age). Onset of illness has ranged between 9/11/15 – 12/17/15.

As of today, a total of 687 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)

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

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