New Dengue Fever Map Released – 5 More Confirmed Cases

The Dengue Fever outbreak on the Big Island continues and the total confirmed amount of cases has risen by 5 more cases since the last update bringing the total amount of confirmed cases to 117.

As of December 1, 2015*:

Hawaii Island residents 103
Visitors 14
Confirmed cases, TOTAL 117

Of the confirmed cases, 103 are Hawaii Island residents and 14 are visitors.
88 cases have been adults; twenty-nine have been children (<18 years of age). Onset of illness has ranged between 9/11/15 – 11/20/15.

A new map was released yesterday that only shows the 112 confirmed cases that are now pinpointed.  The previous map showed 88 confirmed cases:

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As of today, a total of 277 reported potential cases have been excluded based on test results and/or not meeting case criteria.

A team from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) arrived on the island today to assist with the outbreak.

MAP INFORMATION:

  • This map will be updated weekly with location data provided by the State Department of Health. Locations may represent multiple cases.
  • For the most up to date case counts and other information from the Department of Health, visit their website at health.hawaii.gov.
  • 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.

101 Confirmed Cases of Dengue Fever – CDC Official to Visit Big Island

As of November 25, 2015 there were 101 confirmed cases of Dengue Fever reported on the Big Island:

Hawaii Island residents 88
Visitors 13
Confirmed cases, TOTAL 101

Of the confirmed cases, 88 are Hawaii residents and 13 are visitors.
78 cases have been adults; twenty-three have been children (<18 years of age). Onset of illness has ranged between 9/11/15 – 11/17/15.

As of today, a total of 190 reported potential cases have been excluded based on test results and/or not meeting case criteria.

101According to the Hawaii Tribune, an official from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) will be coming to the Big Island on Tuesday of next week:

“…a top CDC official is set to arrive on island next week to assess the handling of the outbreak here.

Lyle Petersen, director of the CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, will vet containment efforts and share his analysis with county and state officials during his visit, confirmed Gov. David Ige’s communications director Cindy McMillan.

“(Petersen) will evaluate ongoing efforts based on his visit and analysis of the most current data being captured on a daily basis,” McMillan said.”