Eight New Cases: Dengue Fever Count Rises to 101
The dengue fever cases in Hawaiʻi now top 100, with today’s update from the state Department of Health that there are now eight more confirmed cases in the state.
The total count is now 101, which includes 88 Hawaiʻi residents and 13 visitors. Of the confirmed cases, 78 have been adults and 23 have been children under the age of 18.
The onset of the illness has ranged between Sept. 11, 2015, and Nov. 17, 2015, according to new information compiled by the state Department of Health.
State health officials note that as of today, a total of 190 reported potential cases have been excluded based on test results and/or not meeting case criteria.
Meantime, the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority is monitoring the confirmed cases of dengue fever on Hawaiʻi Island and is working with the state Department of Health and marketing contractors to keep visitors to informed of the situation.
As a precaution, the HTA recommends that visitors familiarize themselves with information on the DOH website prior to arriving and encourages stakeholders on Hawaii Island to share the information with their visitors and guests.