BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - The number of dengue fever cases on the Big Island continues to rise with the total count now at 34, state Department of Health officials confirmed Thursday.
All of the patients got sick between Sept. 11 and Nov. 2, but there have not been any new cases in the past 10 days, DOH said. Of the confirmed cases, 26 of the patients are Hawaii residents and the rest are visitors. Thirty of the cases involve adults.
There was a case of dengue fever reported on Oahu, but officials said it was not contracted on island and the resident caught the disease out of the state.
Vector control agents have been working in communities across the Big Island to ease the situation.