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Health officials say 8 new cases of dengue fever bring total to 101

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Officials say there are now 101 confirmed cases of dengue fever on Hawaii Island.

That’s up from 93 on Tuesday.

Of the 101 cases, 88 are Hawaii Island residents and 23 are children.

The viral illness, transmitted by mosquitoes, has spurred widespread vector control spraying across Hawaii Island. The Health Department has also held community meetings, and Hawaii Island Civil Defense has worked to ensure mosquito repellent remains stocked in stores.

Meanwhile on Wednesday, officials also said that 190 suspected cases of dengue fever have been ruled out since the outbreak began on Sept. 11. 

The dengue fever outbreak has so far not affected other islands.

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