Hawaii Civil Defense Releases Updated Map Pinpointing Dengue Fever Cases

This is a Dengue Fever information update for Friday January 8th at 1:30PM.

As of 1:00PM today the Department of Health reported no additional confirmed cases since yesterday.  The total number of confirmed cases since the beginning of the outbreak remains at 210.  These cases include 190 residents and 20 visitors.

Dengue is a virus that is transmitted from an infected person to a mosquito, which can then infect another person. Dengue fever cannot be spread directly from person to person. Of the 210 confirmed cases, 5 are recent and could be in the stage of their illness in which they can infect mosquitoes.

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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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