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Health Department in Hawaii confirms case of dengue fever on Oahu related to travel

BySamantha Johnson

Apr 9, 2024
Health Department in Hawaii confirms case of dengue fever on Oahu related to travel

The state Health Department has reported a travel-related dengue case on Oahu, where the infected person had traveled to a region known for dengue spread. The dengue virus is transmitted from an infected person to a mosquito, and then to another person. While Hawaii is home to mosquitoes capable of carrying dengue, the disease is not endemic in the state, and current cases are limited to travelers.

Dengue outbreaks are common in various parts of the world, including Central and South America, Asia (such as the Philippines), the Middle East, Africa, and some Pacific Islands. Symptoms of dengue can range from mild to severe, including fever, nausea, vomiting, rash, and body aches. Anyone traveling to a region where dengue is present is at risk of infection. The CDC recommends that travelers take necessary precautions when visiting areas with a significant risk of dengue transmission.

For more information on dengue and travel advice, please visit the Hawaii News Now website. Copyright 2024 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.

By Samantha Johnson

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