Could Zika spread to Hawaii?

Zika is not normally present in the State of Hawaii, and it’s important to keep it that way. The Aedes mosquitoes which can spread Zika (as well as dengue and chikungunya) are present statewide; this is why, when a possible Zika case (travel-related or otherwise) is reported to us, DOH promptly does an in-depth investigation to make sure disease doesn’t spread. No matter where you are, though, it is a good idea to avoid mosquitoes and protect yourself from mosquito bites (see “How can you keep from getting it?”).