Hawaii health officials deal with dengue outbreak

Health authorities in Hawaii are scrambling to contain what is being described as the US Pacific state's worst dengue outbreak in 60 years.

More than 150 people on the island of Hawaii have so far contracted the mosquito borne virus and more cases are expected.

Hawaii's disease outbreak control centre says it is still safe to travel to the Big Island.

Out of 615 reported cases, only 157 have been diagnosed with the virus and only seven of these cases remain potentially infectious.


Radio New Zealand International