Growing Outbreak of Mosquito-Borne Dengue Fever
The Mayor “Billy Kenoi” of Hawaii County has affirmed a state of emergency over the spreading outbreak of dengue fever by infected mosquitoes.
Kenoi states it as:
"Dengue fever is a virus that is transmitted by infected mosquitoes, and although not endemic to Hawaii, is intermittently imported to Hawaii by infected travelers,”
How Many Confirmed Cases Have Been There?
There have been just about 250 validated cases of dengue infection found on the island over the past four months since Oct. 29. With such validated cases, it is declared as the largest outbreak in the Hawaii's Big Island since the 1940s, as per Hawaii health officials & its mayor’s statement.
What Measures Are Being Carried Out To Control Dengue From Spreading?
The people on the Hawaii’s Big Island are ordered to resume discarding of old tires in dumping grounds, in view of the fact that left lying tires around a region or residual portions of tires are the causes of arranging breeding places for such mosquitoes.
Major Symptoms of Mosquito-Borne Dengue Fever:
- Flu-like symptoms
- Deadly dengue hemorrhagic fever
When it comes to spreading of Dengue fever in Hawaii’s big island, it is not predominant in Hawaii, as it has been intermittently introduced to Hawaii by infected travellers from other regions.