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Health officials say 6 new cases of dengue fever bring total to 107

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

As of Thursday, officials say there are now six new confirmed cases of dengue fever on Hawaii Island for a total of 107 confirmed cases.

That is up from 101 from Wednesday.

Out of the 107 cases, 93 are Hawaii Island residents and 24 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.

As of Thursday, a total of 230 reported potential cases 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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