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DOH Investigates Possible Big Island Dengue Fever Cases

October 26, 2015, 5:20 PM HST
* Updated October 29, 2:37 PM
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Two potential cases of dengue fever on the Big Island are being investigated by the Hawai’i State Department of Health.

A DOH spokesperson told Big Island Now that the two possible cases involve Big Island residents.

The unidentified, potentially infected individuals are recovering at home. DOH assessed areas that could be potential exposures areas for mosquito activity and did not find anything.

According to the spokesperson, the department is looking not only at dengue, but is also testing for other potential diseases.

Results from laboratory testing are expected to be completed next week.

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Mosquito activity is a main concern when it comes to dengue fever, as infected mosquitoes can carry and transmit the disease.

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DOH says that in 2014, there were 14 dengue fever cases in Hawai’i.

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