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Experts Say Hawaii's Dengue Outbreak Is Nothing To Swat At

Flickr / Sanofi Pasteur
Flickr / Sanofi Pasteur

The number of cases of dengue fever on Hawaii Island continues to climb. Yesterday the Hawaii Department of Health confirmed 170 cases locally acquired since September. Until 2001, when it surfaced on Maui, the tropical disease hadn't been seen in Hawaii in more than 60 years.  As HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, this could mean dengue fever is on the rise in the U.S. and around the world.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon joined HPR in May 2012 as an intern for the morning talk show The Conversation. She has since worn a variety of hats around the station, doing everything from board operator to producer.
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