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October 21, 2017

DOH Recommends Mumps Vaccine as Outbreak Continues

The DOH is now recommending that the public consider receiving an additional dose of the MMR vaccine as a preventive measure
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August 28, 2017

New Safety Rules for Hawai‘i Food Establishments Take Effect Sept. 2

New state food safety rules in Hawaiʻi designed to improve public health protection will go into effect on Sept. 2, 2017.
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August 02, 2017

Gov. Ige Steps Up Effort to Prevent Rat Lungworm

Gov. David Ige announced today the state’s plans to place a stronger emphasis on the prevention of rat lungworm disease.
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May 12, 2017

Water Department Secures Permanent Status of Wākiu Well C

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health Safe Drinking Water Branch has granted final approval in designation of the new Wākiu Well C as a permanent water source.
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February 04, 2011

Health Inspector Scams Target Asian Restaurants

The state Health Department is warning restaurant owners of a scam in which people posting as health inspectors attempt to illegally obtain sensitive information.
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August 05, 2010

Restaurant Health Inspector Scam reported on Maui and Oahu

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) is warning restaurants about a health inspector scam in the islands.  The DOH Sanitation Branch on Maui reported three incidents, and two reports were filed on Oahu.  The incidents involve a male caller who contacts local restaurants claiming to be from the local Health Department investigating a complaint. ... Read more »
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March 03, 2010

Voluntary Recall for Potato Chips/Onion Rings Snacks

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has been notified by the U.S. FDA of a voluntary recall of Tim’s Cascade Snacks – “Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips-Sweet Maui Onion” and “Hawaiian-Sweet Maui Onion Rings”. The manufacturer is voluntarily recalling the product due to possible health risks. The DOH will be notifying product distributors and... Read more »
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January 12, 2010

Maui Projects Highlighted as Health Department Gets National Award

By Wendy Osher Two Maui projects were included on a list of accomplishments made by the state Department of Health as officials accepted national honors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  The PISCES Award recognizes the department for its management, creative initiatives and exceeding national green project requirements. Projects on Maui included on the list... Read more »
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June 19, 2009

NESTLE TOLL HOUSE REFRIGERATED COOKIE DOUGH RECALL

The Hawai’i State Department of Health (DOH) is warning consumers not to eat any varieties of prepackaged Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough due to the risk of contamination with E. coli O157:H7 (a bacterium that causes food borne illness). The DOH advises that if consumers have any prepackaged, refrigerated Nestle Toll House cookie dough... Read more »
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June 11, 2009

KAUAI REPORTS FIRST SWINE FLU CASES; MAUI HAS ONE NEW CASE

The state Department of Health has confirmed 83 additional cases of the swine flu over the past week.  The cases include 78 on Oahu, two each on Kauai and the Big Island, and a single case on Maui. The new cases bring to 198 the total number of confirmed cases in the state.  The Maui... Read more »
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May 19, 2009

WAILUKU OFFERS FREE HEPATITIS B AND C SCREENINGS FOR WORLD HEPATITIS DAY

Today is World Hepatitis Day. In observance, the State Department of Health is offering free Hepatitis B and C screenings today to help raise awareness and support for improvements in prevention, diagnosis and treatment.  Individuals can visit the Wailuku Health center or call Aloha United Way 211 to find the free screening location nearest them.... Read more »
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January 22, 2009

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ADVISES PUBLIC TO WASH PRODUCE THOROUGHLY

The Hawai`i State Department of Health (DOH) is advising the public to wash produce thoroughly to help prevent exposure to pesticides, bacteria, and parasites.  The DOH identified six probable cases of illness caused by angiostongylus, or rat lung worm in 2008.  All individuals were residents of the island of Hawai`i and regularly ate fresh raw... Read more »
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