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State health department confirms case of dengue fever on Maui

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MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The state Department of Health has identified a case of dengue fever on Maui.

The DOH mailed letters out on Jan. 29 informing residents about the case that was acquired outside of Maui.

Hawaii News Now has reached out to the DOH for further details, but has not yet received a response.

This case comes as the Big Island deals with a dengue fever outbreak that began Sept. 11. At last check, there were 244 cases of locally-acquired dengue fever.

Dengue fever is transmitted to humans when they are bit by infected mosquitoes. The symptoms usually include a sudden onset of fever, severe headaches, rash and eye, joint and muscle pain. 

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