SOUTH KONA, Hawaii – Hookena Beach Park in South Kona remains closed as the number of confirmed cases of dengue fever has risen to 33.
As of November 10 at 1 p.m., the Hawaii Department of Health says that of the confirmed cases, 25 are Hawaii residents and 8 are visitors. 29 cases have been in adults; four have been pediatric. The state says the onset of illness has ranged between Sept. 11 to Nov. 2, 2015.
Hawaii County Civil Defense administrator Darryl Oliveira talked about the closure of the popular Ho’okena Beach Park, located in a known hotspot for locally acquired dengue fever, in order to conduct mosquito treatments.
The video taken at Ho’okena on Monday shows that not everyone is heeding the closure notice. There were a few visitors and one campsite at the beach park.
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