Can the Department of Health release the locations of confirmed Zika or dengue cases? I understand that the names of people may need to be kept private, but why can’t the locations be disclosed?

We appreciate the desire to have exact information regarding case locations, but many or most of the locations can be used to identify a person who is likely a patient, and patient confidentiality is something we must protect. Also, people regularly travel around their island (whether for work, school, shopping, etc.), and we have the Aedes mosquitoes that can carry and transmit mosquito-borne disease throughout the state. That’s why it’s important to always keep mosquitoes from breeding around where we live and work and keep from getting bitten by them.