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No New Dengue Fever Cases Reported

January 8, 2016, 3:13 PM HST
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No new cases of dengue fever have been reported over the past day.

Hawai’i Department of Health officials kept the list of confirmed dengue fever cases at 210 Friday.

Cases have increased by a total of eight since Monday, including the addition of two individuals infected under the age of 18.

Officials save five of the infected individuals remain in a “potentially infectious” status.

Sixty-six individuals this week were excluded from the overall count, including 15 over the past day. DOH reports that the cases were excluded based on negative test results and/or lack of case criteria.

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A community meeting has been scheduled for the Miloli’i community. The meeting will be held on Jan. 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Miloli’i Beach Park pavilion. Various departments will be present to discuss the current outbreak and measures to “Fight the Bite.”

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Symptoms of dengue fever include fever, joint or muscle pain, headache or pain behind the eyes, and rash.

Those interested in obtaining general information about the current Big Island dengue fever investigation should call 2-1-1 and talk with Aloha United Way.

Anyone who thinks they may have contracted dengue fever on the Big Island should call 933-0912 if they are located in East Hawai‘i or 322-4877 in West Hawai‘i. If an individual is currently ill and concerned that they may have contracted dengue fever, they should contact their primary care physician.

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Mosquito concerns should be reported to 974-6010 in East Hawai‘i or 322-1513 in West Hawai‘i.

For more information, visit the DOH website.

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