Information on Dengue Fever – Hawaii Island Outbreak 2015
As you may see at the above URL, the State of Hawaii, Department of Health,
confirmed on Friday, November 27, that there were 107 cases of dengue fever
on Hawaii Island, up six from Wednesday, November 25.
Officials say 93 residents and 14 visitors have been infected by the locally
You can see a map of potential areas of infection from mosquitoes which
has been compiled from data of confirmed dengue fever cases.
We were informed by Hotel Sheraton Kona that there is no problem around
the hotel and they are taking countermeasures (spraying) in accordance
with guidelines of the Department of Health, the State of Hawaii.
In addition, NFER are providing 6 cans of insecticide spray repellant containing
20% DEET at the registration desk and other locations of our functions.
The major problem might be south of Kailua Kona past Captain Cook and around
Hilo on the other side of the island.
To reduce your risk of mosquito bites we recommend the following;
- Apply effective mosquito repellant to exposed skin and clothing when mosquito
exposure is unavoidable.
- Wear long sleeved shirts and trousers to limit exposure to mosquitoes.
- Avoid or limit the time spent in places where mosquitoes occupy, such as
stream beds, camp sites and areas with dense vegetation.
- Use the available insecticides if mosquitoes are present in your accommodation.