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Eight New Cases: Dengue Fever Count Rises to 101

November 25, 2015, 2:14 PM HST
* Updated November 25, 3:29 PM
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The dengue fever cases in Hawaiʻi now top 100, with today’s update from the state Department of Health that there are now eight more confirmed cases in the state.

The total count is now 101, which includes 88 Hawaiʻi residents and 13 visitors.  Of the confirmed cases, 78 have been adults and 23 have been children under the age of 18.

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The onset of the illness has ranged between Sept. 11, 2015, and Nov. 17, 2015, according to new information compiled by the state Department of Health.

State health officials note that as of today, a total of 190 reported potential cases have been excluded based on test results and/or not meeting case criteria.

Meantime, the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority is monitoring the confirmed cases of dengue fever on Hawaiʻi Island and is working with the state Department of Health and marketing contractors to keep visitors to informed of the situation.

DOH has information on its website with tips on how to protect yourself, including fact sheets, FAQs, letter to visitors and residents, and other information.
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As a precaution, the HTA recommends that visitors familiarize themselves with information on the DOH website prior to arriving and encourages stakeholders on Hawaii Island to share the information with their visitors and guests.

Potential areas of infection by mosquitoes for confirmed dengue fever cases. Nov. 25, 2015 map. Image Credit: DOH. *Risk levels of areas where confirmed cases may have contracted dengue fever are determined by factors including the number of confirmed cases who reported visiting those areas, as well as observed mosquito activity. Individuals should always protect themselves against mosquitoes and mosquito bites island-wide; extra precaution should be taken in areas of risk.

Potential areas of infection by mosquitoes for confirmed dengue fever cases. Nov. 25, 2015 map. Image Credit: DOH. *Risk levels of areas where confirmed cases may have contracted dengue fever are determined by factors including the number of confirmed cases who reported visiting those areas, as well as observed mosquito activity. Individuals should always protect themselves against mosquitoes and mosquito bites island-wide; extra precaution should be taken in areas of risk.

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Dengue vector control. Photo credit: Hawaiʻi District Health Office.

Dengue vector control. Photo credit: Hawaiʻi District Health Office.

Dengue vector control. Photo credit: Hawaiʻi District Health Office.

Dengue vector control. Photo credit: Hawaiʻi District Health Office.

Dengue vector control. Photo credit: Hawaiʻi District Health Office.

Dengue vector control. Photo credit: Hawaiʻi District Health Office.

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