Another dengue fever case in Hawaii

A new cases of dengue fever has been diagnosed on the island of Hawaii. The total number of cases infected by local mosquitoes has now reached 11 cases. Most of the cases resided in Honaunau, Hookena and South Kona.

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Advice For Travellers

While there is only a small number of infected people, and the risk for the general traveller is probably low, nevertheless, all travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue fever do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.

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