Hawaii Gov. David Ige declared a state of emergency to fight mosquito borne illnesses including dengue fever and the Zika virus.
The state has been in the midst of a dengue fever outbreak on Hawaii’s Big Island, where there were more than 250 confirmed cases.
There have been no locally transmitted cases of the Zika virus in Hawaii, Ige said in a news conference Friday. But there’s concern that the islands could be at risk because mosquitoes that can carry dengue fever also can carry the Zika virus.