The Big Island’s tourism industry appears to have been spared the bite from the ongoing dengue fever outbreak, but some worry that could change if the number of infections from the mosquito-borne illness continues to rise.
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Kirstin Kahaloa, the executive director of the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce, tells reporter Tom Callis that the organization is "worried about tourists being scared away" by the outbreak of dengue fever on Hawaii Island. Hotels and resorts on the island have been spraying their areas with insecticide to control mosquitoes. So far, there have been 93 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne disease on Hawaii Island. Aloha, Russ.