What is being done to stop dengue from spreading?

DOH is actively conducting an investigation into identified cases, as well as working to identify additional cases and evaluate for on-going transmission of disease. Department staff are also conducting assessments of areas of concern for the presence of mosquitoes and may as a precaution spray areas specifically related to our ongoing
investigation.

Just as importantly as the investigating and assessing, DOH and Hawaii County are reaching out to residents and visitors to Fight the Bite! by helping to eliminate mosquitoes and keep from getting bitten (see “How can you keep from getting it?”, and “What steps should be taken to reduce mosquito nuisance at home?”).