No New Cases of Dengue Confirmed Monday
No new cases of dengue fever have been confirmed by the Hawai’i Department of Health, as of Monday afternoon.
The confirmed count remains at 263 cases with the most recently confirmed case on March 23.
None of the cases currently pose the risk of potentially infecting mosquitoes.
In total, 1,597 cases have been excluded from the overall case count. This includes six since Friday afternoon and 34 potential cases so far in April.
Cases excluded from the count include those that either tested negative and/or failed to meet case criteria.
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.
Civil Defense suggests the following to aid in reducing potential mosquito breeding areas around homes and businesses:
Remove or eliminate standing water that provides sources for mosquito breeding such as buckets or puddles.
- Fix leaky faucets and outdoor hoses that are dripping water.
- Treat bromeliads and other plants that hold water with a larvacide or chlorine bleach solution.
- Clean gutters to allow water to drain freely.
- Repair screens and windows to help keep mosquitoes out.
- Dispose of old tires at no charge at county transfer stations islandwide.
Mosquito concerns should be reported to 974-6010 in East Hawai‘i or 322-1513 in West Hawai’i.