By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
CDC Division of Vector-Borne Diseases Director Dr. Lyle Petersen says while the Big Island outbreak isn't huge, it's unique for Hawaii, where the last major outbreak was in 2001 on Maui.
He also said no one should alter vacation plans because of the outbreak. He said the risk to Hawaii travelers seems minimal.
As of Friday, the number of confirmed cases dengue fever cases on Hawaii Island has grown to 88. The state Department of Health says 75 cases are Hawaii residents and 13 are visitors.
As many as 400 million people worldwide are infected yearly with the viral illness, spread by mosquitoes.