Mosquito-borne Disease Response Planning

The Hawaii State Department of Health is working with the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency and county emergency management/civil defense agencies to develop a response plan specifically for mosquito-borne diseases.  The plan outlines ongoing preparedness activities to take place when there are no cases, as well as response measures that will be taken when there is a travel related case and a locally transmitted case of any mosquito borne disease (such as Zika, dengue or chikungunya).

Coordination between county, state, and federal agencies is critical to prevent and control disease outbreaks.  The diagram to the left outlines the core process that will guide state and county response activities in three color-coded phases and six sub-phases of an outbreak response.