Five more dengue fever cases in Hawaii, USA

Dengue fever cases on the Island of Hawaii have increased from 10 to 15 cases. Ho’okena Beach Park in South Kona has been closed to prevent more infections by local mosquitoes.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure for the general traveller on the big island of Hawaii is quite 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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