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Keep up your guard!

Did you know that Zika virus can be transmitted through sex? During the ongoing worldwide Zika outbreak, scientists have learned that Zika virus can persist in the semen of an infected man for 3 to 6 months after he becomes infected. This was a bit of a surprise to...

Making an Impression on Social Media

Making an Impression on Social Media

@FightTheBiteHI is in full swing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The social media platforms were selected to increase the reach of the Fight the Bite campaign with those who are typically less exposed to more traditional communications methods used by the...

FightTheBiteHawaii.com Gets Revamped

FightTheBiteHawaii.com Gets Revamped

As part of the relaunch of the Fight the Bite campaign, a new version of FightTheBiteHawaii.com is now live. The website aims to serve as a comprehensive source of information on mosquito-borne diseases, including information on Zika, dengue, and chikungunya, and how...

Fight the Bite Campaign Re-launches

Fight the Bite Campaign Re-launches

As summer brings to Hawaii increased travel to and from the state, top state and local officials, including Governor Ige and Mayors Arakawa, Caldwell, Carvalho, and Kenoi stood together on June 30 to demonstrate a concerted statewide effort to “Fight the Bite” and...

Using Mosquito Repellents

Using Mosquito Repellents

Repellents are an important tool to assist people in protecting themselves from mosquito-borne diseases. A wide variety of insect repellent products are available. CDC recommends the use of products containing active ingredients which have been registered with the...