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Five more Big Isle dengue fever cases bump total to 207

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The state Department of Health identified five new cases of locally acquired dengue fever today, bringing the total to 207 cases.

Six people are potentially infectious, becoming symptomatic from Dec. 27 to Dec. 31, the Health Department said. The remaining 201 cases, which had illness onsets ranging from Sept. 11 to Dec. 26, are no longer infectious.

South Kona and Milolii are pinpointed as two high-risk areas for the mosquito-borne illness. Of the confirmed Hawaii island cases, 187 are island residents and 20 are visitors.

While dengue is not endemic to Hawaii, it is intermittently imported from endemic areas by infected travelers.

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