Six more confirmed cases of dengue fever have been reported on Hawaii island, the state Department of Health said today.
Of the 145 confirmed cases since an outbreak of the virus began in mid-September, 128 are Hawaii island residents and 17 are visitors. Thirty-two cases involve children; and 113, adults.
Dengue fever is spread by infected mosquitoes, and officials are encouraging residents of Hawaii island to take measures to prevent being bitten.
The Health Department reported negative test results in 477 potential cases of dengue fever.