3 mumps cases confirmed at UH-Manoa as statewide total reaches 500


Hawaii News Digest, 20 October 2017, 0455 UTC, Post #15803. Source: http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/10/19/breaking-news/3-mumps-cases-confirmed-at-ju-manoa-as-statewide-total-reaches-500/ Reporter:  Kristen Consillia ("Honolulu Star-Advertiser). Accessed on 20 October 2017, 0455 UTC. Please click link to read the full report. Comment: The State of Hawaii is facing an increase in mumps cases this year, with the infectious viral disease accounting for 500 confirmed … Continue reading 3 mumps cases confirmed at UH-Manoa as statewide total reaches 500

New push aims to curb exposure that can poison children without warning


Hawaii News Digest, 19 October 2017,1510 UTC, Post #15802. Source: http://khon2.com/2017/10/18/new-push-aims-to-curb-exposure-that-can-poison-children-without-warning/ Reporter:  Jenn Boneza (KHON 2). Accessed on 19 October 2017, 1510 UTC. Please click link to read the full story. Comment: The Hawaii Department of Health wants all children tested for lead poisoning.  Lead poisoning can lead to impaired brain development in children.  If … Continue reading New push aims to curb exposure that can poison children without warning

Mumps cases continue increase


Hawaii News Digest, 06 October 2017, 1545 UTC, Post #15725. Source: http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/mumps-cases-continue-increase Accessed on 06 October 2017, 1545 UTC. Please click link to read the full story. Comment: The Hawaii Department of Health reports another nine cases of mumps on Hawaii Island, bringing the total number of the painful swelling disease to 33 in 2017.  … Continue reading Mumps cases continue increase

Big Island infant contracts rat lungworm disease


Hawaii News Digest, 28 September 2017, 0315 UTC, Post #15669. Source: http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/09/27/breaking-news/big-island-infant-contracts-rat-lungworm-disease/ Accessed on 28 September 2017, 0315 UTC. Please click link to read the full story. Comment: On Wednesday, 27 September 2017, the Hawaii Department of Health confirmed the 10th laboratory-confirmed case on rat lungworm disease in the state. To date, there have been … Continue reading Big Island infant contracts rat lungworm disease

Decreased funds cause flu vaccination changes


Hawaii News Digest, 09 September 2017, 1730 hrs, UTC, Post #15563. Source: http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/decreased-funds-cause-flu-vaccination-changes Accessed on 09 September 2017, 1730 hrs, UTC. Please click link to read the full story. Comment: According to Hawaii Director of Health, Dr. Virginia Pressler, decreasing fund are to blame for the ending of the Stop Flu at School Program for … Continue reading Decreased funds cause flu vaccination changes

State scales back school flu shot program


Hawaii News Digest, 07 September 2017, 0745 hrs, UTC, Post #15554. Source: http://khon2.com/2017/09/06/state-scales-back-school-flu-shot-program-due-to-lack-of-funding Reporter:  Manolo Morales (KHON 2). Accessed on 07 September 2017, 0745 hrs, UTC. Please click link to read the full story. Comment: The Hawaii Department of Health is cutting back its "Stop Flu at School" program because of funding and resource problems. … Continue reading State scales back school flu shot program

First case of rat lungworm disease reported on Oahu


Hawaii News Digest, 10 August 2017, 04:45 hrs, UTC, Post #15410. Source: http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/08/09/breaking-news/first-case-of-rat-lung-reported-on-oahu/ Accessed on 10 August 2017, 04:45 hrs, UTC. Please click link to read the full story. Comment: State Health Department officials have confirmed the first case of rat lungworm disease on Oahu since 2010. This is the 16th case of the parasitic … Continue reading First case of rat lungworm disease reported on Oahu