HAWAII ISLAND – There are no new cases of dengue fever reported today, and Miloli’i Beach Park has been reopened.
Hawaii County Civil Defense issued another message on Friday.
The response to the ongoing Dengue Fever outbreak continues. As of 1:00 this afternoon the State Department of Health has reported no new confirmed case of dengue fever since yesterday. However, yesterday’s one new confirmed case helps to remind everyone that as previously stated, this outbreak remains active and is not anticipated to be considered over anytime in the near future. Therefore we are asking for everyone’s help to continue to Fight the Bite. Yesterday’s new confirmed case brings the total number of confirmed cases since the beginning of the outbreak to 261. These cases include 236 residents and 25 visitors.
To prevent mosquito bites, wear clothing that minimizes exposed skin, use mosquito repellent on skin that cannot be covered, and avoid areas of high mosquito concentration during the early morning and late afternoon periods when mosquito activity is greatest.
If you suspect you may have dengue, remain indoors to prevent the possibility of being bitten and infecting mosquitoes, and contact a health care provider. Community health centers are working with the Department of Health to see patients who suspect they may have dengue regardless of ability to pay.
Help to reduce potential mosquito breeding areas around homes and businesses.
As there have been no confirmed cases associated with the Milolii Beach Park and Village Community area since January 20th and with the actions taken to include numerous spraying and treatments, County and Department of Health Officials have reopened the access to the Village and beach park for normal use effective today, Friday March 11th. Everyone is reminded that ensuring the safe and enjoyable use of our park facilities depends on everyone’s help and cooperation. Please use repellent while visiting and enjoying the park and help to keep it clean. If feeling ill, avoid visiting parks and public areas and remain home to prevent transmission of any communicable diseases.
Everyone’s help and assistance with this outbreak is much needed and appreciated. Please continue to fight the bite and lets all do our part to help end this outbreak.” Hawaii County Civil Defense on Mar. 11, 2016