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Friday, April 1, 2011

Hawaii Department of Health investigates reports of possible dengue fever cases

Via Daily Reporter :

" HONOLULU — The state Department of Health has received 20 reports from physicians about possible dengue fever cases among patients since it issued an alert about the disease last week.

Department spokeswoman Janice Okubo said Thursday eight of the suspected cases turned out not to be dengue fever. The state is still waiting to hear from the Centers for Disease Control about test results for the other 12 cases.

The department said last Thursday two Pearl City residents had been confirmed to have contracted dengue fever, which is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes in mostly tropical and subtropical areas."

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