Dengue fever outbreak grows in Hawaii, USA

The number of dengue fever infections on the big island of Hawaii has increased to 33 people. This is the first outbreak of locally-acquired dengue fever in the state since 2011.

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Advice For Travellers

The number of reported cases is very small, and the risk for the general traveller is very low at present. However, 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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