Dengue and the Emergency Public Health Declarations

On Friday, Feb 12 at 2 p.m., Gov. David Ige announced he was declaring a public health emergency for “mosquito-borne illnesses.” He mentioned only Zika, not dengue, but the declaration has good implications for Hawaii County’s dengue epidemic. We spoke with Mayor Billy Kenoi, Civil Defense Chief Darryl Oliveira and Hawaii Dengue Fever Awareness facebook page administrator Karen Anderson.