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5 new cases of dengue fever bring total to 112

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Health officials say there are now 112 confirmed cases of dengue fever on Hawaii Island. 

That's five more than the confirmed total reported Friday.

Of the 112 cases, 98 are Hawaii Island residents and 13 are visitors. 

Some 26 of the cases have been children. 

The dengue fever outbreak began Sept. 11, and has so far not affected other islands.

Because dengue fever is only transmitted by mosquitoes, the state Department of Health is spraying and treating areas with high mosquito presence and confirmed cases.

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