CAPTAIN COOK, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hookena Beach Park on the Big Island will be closed early Monday so crews can spray for mosquitoes to ease the spread of an island-wide dengue fever outbreak, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense officials.
The beach park is set to reopen by mid-afternoon on Monday.
Hookena was closed for about three months prior to this due to dengue fever concerns. It just reopened in early March.
At last check, there were 261 confirmed cases dengue fever.