Four Locally Transmitted Cases of Dengue Fever Confirmed on Oahu, More Tests Pending

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The Department of Health reports that as of April 4, 2011, four locally-transmitted cases of dengue fever have been confirmed.

This is a follow up from March 24, 2011, when the DOH confirmed two adults with locally-transmitted dengue fever and two suspected adult cases.


“Based on a DOH investigation, the four adults appear to be related and were infected near their homes by mosquitoes on Oahu in the Pearl City area.  All four individuals have recovered and are no longer ill,” said Janice Okubo, spokesperson for the Department of Health.

Okubo told Hawaii Reporter that the state is still waiting for lab results from the Center for Disease Control or still investigating a total of 23 reports of suspected dengue fever from Oahu physicians.

She says since March 24, a total of 12 reports from physicians have ruled out dengue fever.