Confirmed Dengue Fever Cases on the Big Island of Hawaii Rises to 259

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 259:

Mosquito Bite

As of February 19, 2016*:

Since the last update, HDOH has identified 1 new case of dengue fever.  Currently, as many as 2 of the confirmed cases to date are potentially infectious to mosquitoes. All others are no longer infectious.

Potentially infectious individuals
2 Illness onset 2/9/16 – 2/13/2016
Cases no longer infectious
257 Illness onset 9/11/15 to 2/8/16
Past and present confirmed cases (Cumulative TOTAL)
259

Of the confirmed cases, 234 are Hawaii Island residents and 25 are visitors.
213 cases have been adults; 46 have been children (<18 years of age). Onset of illness has ranged between 9/11/15 – 2/13/16.

As of today, a total of 1262 reported potential cases have been excluded based on test results and/or not meeting case criteria.

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