Confirmed Dengue Fever Cases on the Big Island of Hawaii Rises to 180

The Dengue Fever outbreak on the Big Island continues and the total confirmed amount of cases has risen by 4 more cases since the last update bringing the total amount of confirmed cases to 180.

As of December 24, 2015*:

Since the last update, HDOH has identified 4 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 12/20/15
Cases no longer infectious
172 Illness onset 9/11/15 to 12/13/15
Past and present confirmed cases (Cumulative TOTAL)
180

Of the confirmed cases, 162 are Hawaii Island residents and 18 are visitors.
144 cases have been adults; 36 have been children (<18 years of age). Onset of illness has ranged between 9/11/15 – 12/20/15.

As of today, a total of 700 reported potential cases have been excluded based on test results and/or not meeting case criteria.

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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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