Confirmed Dengue Fever Cases on the Big Island of Hawaii Rises to 255

The Dengue Fever outbreak on the Big Island continues and the total confirmed amount of cases rose by 1 more since the last update bringing the total amount of confirmed cases to 255:

Mosquito BiteAs of February 12, 2016*:

Since the last update, HDOH has identified 1 new case of dengue fever.  Currently, as many as 1 of the confirmed cases to date are potentially infectious to mosquitoes. All others are no longer infectious.

Potentially infectious individuals
1 Illness onset 2/6/16
Cases no longer infectious
254 Illness onset 9/11/15 to 2/1/16
Past and present confirmed cases (Cumulative TOTAL)
255

Of the confirmed cases, 231 are Hawaii Island residents and 24 are visitors.
209 cases have been adults; 46 have been children (<18 years of age). Onset of illness has ranged between 9/11/15 – 2/6/16.

As of today, a total of 1192 reported potential cases have been excluded based on test results and/or not meeting case criteria.

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