49 People Infected With Dengue Fever In Hawaii OutbreakHawaii health officials said Saturday that 49 people have now been infected with the mosquito-borne disease in an outbreak spreading across the Big Island.
If you don't what dengue fever is:
Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash that is similar to measles. In a small proportion of cases, the disease develops into the life-threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever, resulting in bleeding, low levels of blood platelets and blood plasma leakage, or into dengue shock syndrome, where dangerously low blood pressure occurs.