Keeping Hawaii Residents &
Visitors Safe & Informed

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is encouraging residents, businesses, and visitors across the state to take proactive measures to keep Hawaii free of mosquito-borne diseases like Zika, dengue, and chikungunya.


Learn How To Protect Yourself!

By joining us to “Fight the Bite” you can help keep Hawaii safe by simply following these easy personal preparedness tips and suggestions to protect yourself and protect Hawaii from the harm mosquitoes can cause.
Protect Yourself


What You Need to Know About

Mosquito-borne Diseases

What is Zika?

Zika is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily by Aedes mosquitoes, but also through blood transfusions, sexual contact, or from a pregnant mother to her baby.

What is Dengue?

Dengue fever is spread by mosquitoes and there are four major types of dengue viruses. Having dengue fever with one type of dengue virus will not protect you from the other three types.

What is Chikungunya?

Chikungunya is transmitted to people by mosquitoes and is not spread person-to-person. While symptoms can be severe and debilitating, death from chikungunya is uncommon.


Protect Yourself

Help Eliminate Mosquitoes
Apply insect repellent when you’re outdoors
Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, socks and shoes
Avoid areas with mosquitoes, such as shady, damp locations or standing water
Help Eliminate Mosquitoes
Get rid of standing water in buckets, puddles, etc.
Fix leaky faucets and outdoor hoses
Flush out bromeliads and other leafy plants that hold water
Clean your gutters so water runs freely
Repair screens and jalousie windows to keep mosquitoes out
Dispose of old tires and clean up debris around your home