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Governor Ige’s Statement on Hawai‘i County’s Emergency Proclamation on Dengue Fever Outbreak

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The state supports the county’s effort to break the cycle of dengue fever infection and transmission on Hawai‘i Island. Our number one priority is the health and safety of Hawai‘i’s residents and visitors. We will continue to work with county officials on a daily basis.

The state will issue an emergency proclamation if and when conditions meet the following criteria:

  • The dengue outbreak requires additional resources beyond current levels
  • The dengue outbreak has spread to other islands
  • The outbreak has expanded to include zika and other vector borne diseases
  • It is necessary to waive certain laws and regulations
  • The state determines it will need federal assistance

At this time, the state is working to release the State Health Department’s 5 percent budget restriction ($250,000) to fund eight vector control positions, one entomologist and one communications position.

The state previously released another 5 percent ($250,000) restriction so the department could fund costs incurred while responding to the onset of the dengue outbreak.

Governor David Ige

Confirmed Dengue Fever Cases on the Big Island of Hawaii Rises to 237

The Dengue Fever outbreak on the Big Island continues and the total confirmed amount of cases rose by 4 more case since the last update bringing the total amount of confirmed cases to 237:

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As of January 25, 2016*:

Since the last update, HDOH has identified 4 new cases of dengue fever.  Currently, as many as 3 of the confirmed cases to date are potentially infectious to mosquitoes. All others are no longer infectious.

Potentially infectious individuals
3 Illness onset 1/16/16 to 1/17/16
Cases no longer infectious
234 Illness onset 9/11/15 to 1/13/16
Past and present confirmed cases (Cumulative TOTAL)
237

Of the confirmed cases, 214 are Hawaii Island residents and 23 are visitors.
193 cases have been adults; 44 have been children (<18 years of age). Onset of illness has ranged between 9/11/15 – 1/17/16.

As of today, a total of 985 reported potential cases have been excluded based on test results and/or not meeting case criteria.

Confirmed Dengue Fever Cases on the Big Island of Hawaii Rises to 213

The Dengue Fever outbreak on the Big Island continues and the total confirmed amount of cases rose by 3 more case since the last update bringing the total amount of confirmed cases to 213.

Mosquito Bite

As of January 12, 2016*:

Since the last update, HDOH has identified 3 new cases 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  1/2/16
Cases no longer infectious
212 Illness onset 9/11/15 to 1/1/16
Past and present confirmed cases (Cumulative TOTAL)
213

Of the confirmed cases, 193 are Hawaii Island residents and 20 are visitors.
172 cases have been adults; 41 have been children (<18 years of age). Onset of illness has ranged between 9/11/15 – 1/2/16.

As of today, a total of 874 reported potential cases have been excluded based on test results and/or not meeting case criteria.

For a map of potential areas of infection by mosquito for confirmed dengue fever cases, click HERE**. (Updated January 6, 2016)

For Hawaii Island Dengue Fever Unified Command Updates, click HERE. (Updated December 2, 2015)

CDC Interim Assessment of the Response by the Hawaii State Department of Health to the Dengue Outbreak on the Island of Hawaii