Confirmed Dengue Fever Cases on the Big Island of Hawaii Rises to 256

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 256:

Mosquito BiteAs of February 15, 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 2/6/16 – 2/9/16
Cases no longer infectious
254 Illness onset 9/11/15 to 2/1/16
Past and present confirmed cases (Cumulative TOTAL)

Of the confirmed cases, 232 are Hawaii Island residents and 24 are visitors.
210 cases have been adults; 46 have been children (<18 years of age). Onset of illness has ranged between 9/11/15 – 2/9/16.

As of today, a total of 1216 reported potential cases have been excluded based on test results and/or not meeting case criteria.