Disease Investigation Branch

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Infectious diseases are diseases and conditions that are transmitted from one individual to another from a variety of disease-causing agents. The Disease Investigation Branch (DIB), located within the Disease Outbreak Control Division (DOCD), conducts investigation, surveillance, prevention, and control of general communicable diseases of public health importance. DIB staff monitors incoming disease reports for occurrence of unusual or rare diseases, disease clusters, and outbreaks in the community.

Should you have any questions or would like to report an infectious disease, please contact DIB by phone:

  • Oahu (Disease Investigation Branch) (808) 586-8362
  • Maui District Health Office (808) 984-8213
  • Kauai District Health Office (808) 241-3563
  • Big Island District Health Office (Hilo) (808) 933-0912
  • Big Island District Health Office (Kona) (808) 322-4877
  • After hours on Oahu (808) 566-5049
  • After hours on neighbor islands (800) 360-2575 (toll free)

Thank you for visiting us and help in protecting the health of our residents.

IN THE NEWS:

March 2016

Zika Virus Infection

To date, there have been no cases of locally-acquired Zika virus infections in Hawaii. For more information on Zika, go here.

 

November 2015

HDOH investigates cluster of dengue fever on the Big Island

The Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) is currently investigating a cluster of locally-acquired cases of dengue fever on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Dengue is not endemic in Hawaii, however it is intermittently imported from endemic areas by infected travelers. This is the first cluster of locally-acquired dengue fever since the 2011 outbreak on Oahu.

For more information on dengue fever, click here.