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Zika virus case surfaces on Hawaii Island

The Hawai’i resident has a history of recent travel to the South Pacific, and is past the point of being infectious to mosquitoes. Hawai’i has no locally acquired Zika cases at this time, and no mosquitoes are transmitting the disease within the state.

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First Hawaiian Bank PrimeTime Wellness Fair Friday (Oct 14) in Hilo

First Hawaiian Bank sponsors this wellness event as a community service to Big Island residents and visitors. Free health screenings for glucose and cholesterol will also be available. Flu immunization shots and pneumonia vaccinations will be available courtesy of Walgreens with most insurance plans accepted including Medicare Part B and D plans. Current insurance member […]

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DLNR cautions ocean users that October is the peak month for shark incidents

“October is the month with the greatest number of shark bites,” said DAR Administrator Bruce Anderson. “We recommend ocean users exercise a little more caution this month especially, and also through the end of the year.

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Applications available for free CPR and AED training/devices

As part of the Be a Lifesaver Hawai’i campaign effort, twenty (20) Automated External Defibrillators (AEDS) will be donated by Big Island Toyota to Hawaii Island Non-profit organizations; each recipient organization will receive FREE life Saving by-stander chest compression only CPR and AED Training at the Non-profit’s facility as part of the AED donation. Deadline […]

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PGV has second unscheduled steam release in a week Monday (Oct 3)

At 2:30 a.m. Monday (Oct 3), Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) reported a release of steam at their plant. PGV also reports that the situation has been contained and secured. Based on all available data, there is no threat to the public and no evacuation is necessary. Fire Department is on scene and Civil Defense will […]

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Volcano Watch: Kīlauea ocean entry hazards – The plume is not your friend

People who venture too close to the perilous beauty of the Kamokuna ocean entry face real and present dangers.

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Red Cross shelters about 200 residents during Tropical Storm Madeline

Nearly 200 residents stayed overnight on Tuesday and Wednesday (Aug 30-31) at the 14 Big Island evacuation shelters that were opened by the Hawaii County Civil Defense in partnership with the Hawaii Red Cross. All shelters are currently closed.

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Red Cross and Hawaii County opens evacuation shelters

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU, HI- August 30, 2016: The Hawaii County Civil Defense and the Hawaii Red Cross have partnered to open Big Island hurricane evacuation shelters at 5 p.m. today in response to Hurricane Madeline at the following sites (please listen to the radio or local media for any changes and further updates): HAWAII COUNTY […]

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Cropped image of an electron micrograph of the Hepatitis A virus (HAV). Photo courtesy of CDC/Betty Partin

Hepatitis A case verified on Hawaii Island at Waikoloa restaurant

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed a new case of hepatitis A infection in a food service employee on Hawaii Island. The employee has a history of exposure on Oahu and worked at the fast food and catering restaurant, Sushi Shiono Waikoloa.

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Planned Parenthood celebrates Hawaii’s expanded access to birth control

Today, Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii (PPVNH) celebrated Governor David Ige’s signing of Senate Bill 2319, a groundbreaking bill that will dramatically expand access to birth control in Hawaii. SB 2319 makes Hawaii just the first state in the country to require all public and private insurance providers to cover 12 months of birth […]

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Volcano Watch: Beyond volcanoes and earthquakes: USGS scientists study mosquito ecology on Hawai‘i Island

U.S. Geological Survey ecologists in Hawaii are studying the ecology of mosquito-borne disease in native birds, trying to understand how climate change might alter that disease system, and how we can reduce disease transmission.

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Free health care in Ka’u, Puna (May 31-June 11)

MEDIA RELEASE An innovative training program by the U.S. Department of Defense will bring nearly 150 military reservists to Ka’u May 31-June 4 and Keaau June 4- 11 to provide free medical care in clinics open to the public. Tropic Care 2016 will run three clinics, at Ka’u High & Pahala Elementary School, the Ocean […]

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Oct 24, 2016 / 3:34 pm