The health department has a travel-related case

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A third confirmed case of travel-related dengue has been reported in Hawaii this year, according to the state Health Department.
The department says these three cases, as well as several others from last year, were in individuals with recent travel to regions where dengue is known to be spread.
The new case was reported on Oahu.
The first case this year was reported on Oahu on Jan. 31, followed by another one on Maui on Feb. 9.
Anyone who travels to an area with dengue is at risk for infection, the DOH said.
Some countries are reporting increased numbers of cases, so four to six weeks before travel, it is important to review country-specific guidance on dengue risk and prevention measures.
Travelers returning from an area with a risk of dengue should take steps to prevent mosquito bites for three weeks.
If symptoms of dengue develop within two weeks upon return, travelers should seek medical evaluation.

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The state Health Department of Hawaii has reported a third confirmed case of dengue related to travel this year.

These three cases, along with a few others from previous year, according to the department, involved people who had recently traveled to areas where dengue is known to be prevalent. On Oahu, news of the new case surfaced.

Jan. saw the Oahu report of the year’s first case. 31, and then another one on Maui in February. 9.

Hawaii is home to the dengue-carrying mosquito species, but according to DOH, the disease is not endemic or well-established there, and cases are currently limited to visitors.

Nonetheless, there are dengue outbreaks in many regions of the world, such as Africa, the Middle East, some Pacific Islands, the Philippines, Central and South America, and the African continent. s. territories in the Caribbean, which include Puerto Rico, as well as those in American Samoa, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau.

According to the DOH, anyone visiting a region where dengue is prevalent runs the risk of contracting the disease. Examine nation-specific recommendations regarding dengue risk and preventive measures four to six weeks prior to travel, as some nations are reporting higher than usual case counts.

Dengue fever usually lasts two to seven days and is characterized by a sudden onset of fever, nausea, vomiting, rash, and body aches. While fatal illnesses do happen occasionally, most people recover in approximately one week.

After leaving a dengue-risk area, travelers should take precautions against mosquito bites for a period of three weeks. If, within two weeks of returning, travelers experience dengue symptoms, they should see a doctor.

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