Dengue fever continues to increase slowly in Hawaii, USA

The outbreak of dengue fever that is affecting the big island of Hawaii has slowly grown to include a total of 149 confirmed dengue fever cases, an increase of 3 cases in the last 3 days. Of the confirmed cases, 132 have been Hawaii residents and 17 have been visitors while 116 cases have been adults and 33 have been children under 18 years of age.

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Advice For Travellers

While the risk for the general traveller visiting this island is relatively small, it should be noted that people on both the east and west coast have been infected. Travellers should be cautious and take 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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