- Hawaii U.S. Senator Brian Schatz visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters and met with top officials to discuss the CDC’s response to the dengue fever outbreak on Hawaii Island, as well as concerns over the zika virus.
- Schatz called for stronger vector-control programs to fight the spread of mosquito-borne viruses.
Dengue remains a public health emergency on Hawai‘i Island, and with new possible Zika cases in the state, we need more support from the CDC to fight these outbreaks. While we continue to secure more funding, I am pleased we were able to get a commitment from the CDC to address dengue and the threat of Zika in Hawai‘i.”Sen. Brian Schatz