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February 05, 2016

Fourteen Companies Apply for Two Big Island Dispensary Licenses

For the past decade and a half, it has been legal for patients to grow their own medical marijuana with the proper permits, but last, summer dispensaries were legalized.
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February 05, 2016

Dengue: Three ‘Potentially Infectious’ as Count Reaches 250

Proactive spraying will take place at Kealakehe Elementary School on Saturday.
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February 04, 2016

State Lawmakers Nix Vaccination Bill

Under the bill, the Hawai’i Department of Health would have been allowed to adopt federal rules in an easier manner.
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February 02, 2016

Dengue: County-Level Emergency Proclamation May be ‘Close’

Two new cases of dengue fever on the Big Island were confirmed Tuesday, bringing the total count of individuals who contracted the disease since September to 246.
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February 01, 2016

Two More Big Island Dengue Cases Confirmed

On Thursday, Feb. 4, a community meeting regarding the outbreak will take place at Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park’s Amphitheater.
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January 28, 2016

Dengue: No New Cases, Three Infectious

The Hawai'i Department of Health lists three of the 241 total confirmed cases as "potentially infectious."
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January 26, 2016

Three Remain ‘Potentially Infectious’ in Dengue Outbreak

So far, the outbreak of dengue fever on the Big Island has infected 237 individuals.
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January 25, 2016

New Information on Early Dengue Outbreak Released

The current number of confirmed cases in the outbreak sits at a total of 237. It has more than doubled the number listed nearly two months ago.
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January 22, 2016

Eight Big Island Schools Awarded For Wellness

Hawai'i Department of Health's Safety and Wellness Survey showed that 84 schools across the state met over 90 percent of the Wellness Guidelines during the 2014-2015 school year.
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January 22, 2016

Three Big Island Dengue Cases ‘Potentially Infectious’

Three new cases of dengue fever were confirmed Friday afternoon by the Hawai’i Department of Health.
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January 21, 2016

Dengue: Three Newly Reported ‘Potentially Infectious’ Individuals

Hawai'i Department of Health officials said Thursday that the three “potentially infectious” individuals have an onset of illness date between Jan. 11 and Jan. 16.
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January 20, 2016

DOH: No New Dengue Cases, None Infectious

All of the 224 individuals on record as having the disease are no longer infectious, according to Hawai'i Department of Health officials.
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January 19, 2016

DOH: One More Dengue Case Confirmed, Zero Infectious

Although one new case of dengue was confirmed by Hawai'i Department of Health officials on Tuesday, there are currently no individuals listed as infectious.
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January 19, 2016

Zika Virus, CDC Travel Alerts, and What You Need to Know

The Zika virus is similar to the dengue virus in its mosquito-borne nature. Both are also flavivuruses. CDC lists Zika as “usually mild,” whereas dengue can be potentially very painful, causing severe joint pain.
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January 18, 2016

Three Dengue Cases ‘Infectious,’ Count Holds at 223

Three individuals infected with the dengue virus on the Big Island remain “potentially infectious” Monday.
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