HDOH investigates cluster of dengue fever on the Big Island
The Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) is currently investigating a cluster of locally-acquired cases of dengue fever on the Big Island of Hawaii. As of November 5, 2015, there have been 19 confirmed cases identified.
Confirmed cases, TOTAL 19
Hawaii Island residents 12
Of the 19 cases, 17 are adults and two are pediatric cases. All have either recovered or are recovering.
The onset of illness has ranged between 9/15/15 – 10/27/15.
Dengue is not endemic in Hawaii, however it is intermittently imported from endemic areas by infected travelers. This is the first cluster of locally-acquired dengue fever since the 2011 outbreak on Oahu.
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