Dengue Fever Outbreak on Big Island

Jaycie Lewis, Reporter

Pack your mosquito repellent because Hawaii is now suffering from an outbreak of the infamous dengue fever.  “Dengue fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by any one of four closely related dengue viruses. These viruses are related to the viruses that cause West Nile infection and yellow fever,”  says webmd.com.

This fever is spreading through simple mosquito bites that carry the virus from an infected host.  There have been over 30 cases of victims of the fever in Hawaii since September.  As of now, there is no known cure for dengue fever but it can be mildly treated.  Symptoms of the fever include; severe headaches, pain between eyes, severe joint and muscle pain, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and skin rash.  F

urther investigation will go into infected victims that will be quarantined.

Information on dengue fever for this article was found at- http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/dengue-fever-reference