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No new dengue cases, but health officials remain on alert

  • CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION VIA AP

    A female Aedes aegypti mosquito in the process of acquiring a blood meal from a human host. Scientists believe the species originated in Africa, but came to the Americas on slave ships.

  • So far we have not seen Zika yet this year, 2016, but we know the possibility exists. Every one of us who travels internationally, especially, can do our part to protect ourselves.”

    Dr. Sarah Park

    State epidemiologist. Pictured above are a female Aedes aegypti mosquito and the Zika virus shown under a microscope.

The spread of dengue fever on Hawaii island appears to be slowing, but keeping up the fight is crucial on all fronts to ward off the mosquito-borne disease and others like it, officials say. Read more

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