Pod Squad: A Quick Trip To The Heart Of The Dengue Outbreak

A public awareness campaign is just beginning, but right now the efforts to warn residents and visitors of the disease threat seem low-key.
By April Estrellon /

Are Big Island residents and visitors getting adequate information about the outbreak of dengue fever?

Civil Beat’s Jessica Terrell, Cory Lum and Anthony Quintano traveled to Kona last week to see what was being done both to combat the mosquitoes that carry the disease and to increase public awareness of the threat.

In the latest installment of the Pod Squad, they talk to host Chad Blair about what they found.

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Civil Beat Engagement Editor Anthony Quintano loads up on bug repellent while waiting for Civil Defense and other Hawaii County officials to meet with the media.

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