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Eight more Big Isle dengue cases bring total to 101

  • UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME / 2006
    The dengue outbreak in Hawaii began Sept. 15
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Confirmed cases of dengue fever on Hawaii island today climbed to 101, increasing by eight cases since Tuesday. 

The state Department of Health reported today that 23 children and 78 adults — including 13 visitors — have fallen ill in an outbreak that could continue for months and spread into new areas. 

The disease is transmitted by mosquitoes, and symptoms include fever, severe headaches, pain behind the eyes, joint and/or muscle pain and rash. 

To contain the outbreak, the Health Department has been conducting assessments for mosquito activity and sprayed pesticide. 

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