Current Issues & Advisories

Posted on Apr 23, 2019 in DOCD

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The Hawaii Department of Health has declared the end of the statewide mumps outbreak. In total, 1,009 people with mumps were identified during the outbreak, which began in March 2017. Although the outbreak dose of MMR vaccine is no longer recommended, routine vaccination of all children should continue because mumps circulates in the U.S. and ...
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The Hawaii Department of Health’s annual Stop Flu at School program began on Oct. 15, 2018 and will continue in 177 public schools statewide through Dec. 7, 2018. The voluntary program administers free flu shots to students in kindergarten through eighth grade who are enrolled at participating schools. Approximately 30,000 students are expected to be ...
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Legionella (Legionnaires’ Disease)

Posted on Jun 22, 2018 in DOCD

The Department of Health is currently investigating cases of Legionella on Oahu.

DOH is investigating an increasing amount of Mumps cases. Get the latest updates and information on how to protect you and your family.

The state’s annual school-located vaccination program, Stop Flu at School, will be offered to all elementary and intermediate public schools in Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii Counties later this year. On Oahu, the program will be made available to selected public schools. Stop Flu at School, which provides free flu shots to students in kindergarten through ...
Read More Annual Stop Flu at School Vaccination Program Limited to Selected Public Schools Statewide

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has been notified of imported frozen raw tuna or ahi cubes distributed by Tropic Fish Hawaii, LLC on Oahu that tested positive for hepatitis A. The product, imported from Indonesia, was used to prepare poke sold between April 27–May 1 by the following food establishments on Oahu: Times ...
Read More Imported frozen raw tuna (Ahi) cubes distributed on Oahu test positive for hepatitis A; voluntary product recall underway

Hawaii State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park, who heads the Disease Outbreak Control Division (DOCD), was named “Islander of the Year” in the “Health and Medicine” category by Honolulu Magazine. Dr. Park was chosen for her leadership in stopping the hepatitis A outbreak that sickened hundreds of people on Oahu and neighbor islands last year after ...
Read More DOCD chief Dr. Sarah Park named “Islander of the Year” in Health and Medicine by Honolulu Magazine

Identified raw scallops imported from the Philippines as the source of an outbreak of hepatitis A that sickened hundreds of Hawaii residents