- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

HONOLULU (AP) - A team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working on the Big Island to help state officials respond to the dengue fever outbreak.

KITV-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1YH1bBP ) that Hawaii County officials say the CDC team will evaluate how state and county leaders are handling the outbreak and will determine if additional steps need to be taken prevent its spread. The number of confirmed dengue fever cases was 117 Tuesday, up from 112 the day before.

The team, which arrived on the island Monday, is expected to meet with county leaders Wednesday to discuss some of their findings.

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Information from: KITV-TV, https://www.kitv.com/index.html



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