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Swine Precautions Issued After Variant Virus on Maui
August 16th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

State officials are issuing recommendations following the recent confirmation of the variant flu (H3N2V) on Maui. The recommendations come as the county prepares for the annual Maui Fair taking place at the end of September.


This image of the H1N1 influenza virus was taken in the CDC Influenza Laboratory. Courtesy the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
H1N1 was confirmed in Hawaii one year ago today
May 5th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

It’s been one year since the first documented case of H1N1 or the swine flu occurred in Hawaii.  The first incident was reported on May 5, 2009 when a husband and wife couple and an unrelated child were confirmed to have the virus. The World Health Organization declared H1N1 a “pandemic” the following month, the […]


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Mild H1N1 outbreak reported at Maui school
April 21st, 2010 · Comments Off · Health & Wellness, Maui News
 

The state Department of Health says a mild outbreak of the H1N1 flu affected a number of students at a Maui school.  The department called the outbreak a mild one, but said it serves as a reminder of the need for vigilance and recommended vaccination dosage. A number of affected students who attended the school […]


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DOH CONFIRMS 4th HAWAII DEATH INVOLVING H1N1
July 24th, 2009 · Comments Off · Health & Wellness, Maui News
 

Hawaii health officials have confirmed a fourth death in the state involving the novel H1N1 influenza. The patient was identified as an adult male who died on July 19 at a hospital on the Big Island.  Health officials say the man was in his early 50′s and had underlying medical conditions.  The Hawaii Island resident […]


DOH CONFIRMS THIRD DEATH INVOLVING H1N1 FLU
DOH CONFIRMS THIRD DEATH INVOLVING H1N1 FLU
July 17th, 2009 · Comments Off · Health & Wellness, Maui News
 

The Hawai’i State Department of Health (DOH) confirmed a third death involving a novel H1N1 influenza infection in Hawaii. Health officials identified the individual as an adult female in her early 50′s who had several severe chronic underlying medical conditions. “Although flu was the primary cause of death for this individual, she had serious underlying […]


HAWAII RECORDS SECOND SWINE FLU DEATH
HAWAII RECORDS SECOND SWINE FLU DEATH
July 13th, 2009 · Comments Off · Health & Wellness, Maui News
 

The Hawaii State Department of Health confirmed a second swine flu death in the state.  The patient was identified as an adult male in his late 40′s with underlying medical conditions.  The O’ahu resident died on July 10th at the Queen’s Medical Center, and becomes the second death linked to the novel H1N1 influenza in […]


KAUAI REPORTS FIRST SWINE FLU CASES; MAUI HAS ONE NEW CASE
KAUAI REPORTS FIRST SWINE FLU CASES; MAUI HAS ONE NEW CASE
June 11th, 2009 · Comments Off · Health & Wellness
 

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 […]


File Photo of Council Members in Chamber. By Wendy Osher.
DEPARTMENT HEADS FIGHT FOR RESTORATION OF FUNDS: MAUI COUNCIL IN FINAL BUDGET DELIBERATIONS
May 15th, 2009 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

More than a dozen people signed up to testify today on the county budget as the council resumes deliberations in the hopes of finalizing the document. The council had trimmed $18 million from the budget earlier this month amid uncertainty over access to the county’s share of the transient accommodation tax (TAT). Since then, a […]


MAUI RESIDENT AMONG FOUR NEW CONFIRMED SWINE FLU CASES:  STATEWIDE TOTAL RISES TO 10
MAUI RESIDENT AMONG FOUR NEW CONFIRMED SWINE FLU CASES: STATEWIDE TOTAL RISES TO 10
May 13th, 2009 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

A Maui Resident is one of four people from Hawaii added to the list of confirmed swine flu cases.  The additional cases bring to 10 the total number of confirmed H1N1 virus confirmations in the state. The Maui Resident is an adult, who actually tested positive while in Washington State.  The patient became ill while […]


NO HANDSHAKES AT UH SPRING COMMENCEMENT
NO HANDSHAKES AT UH SPRING COMMENCEMENT
May 13th, 2009 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

The University of Hawaii at Manoa will forego the traditional handshake at the weekend Spring Commencement Ceremony at the Stan Sheriff Center. The precaution is being taken to protect against the spread of viruses including the H1N1 influenza already present in Hawaii. The University will also have hand wipes and hand washing stations available at […]


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