CoViD-19, a new coronavirus, has spread worldwide at the time of this update (March 15, 2019). The virus is primarily spread among humans by prolonged close contact when respiratory droplets from an infected person pass to an uninfected person. The symptoms of the disease can include fever, cough or shortness of breath. At this time, there is no vaccine for the disease and no specific treatment for those infected with it. Please click on the links at the top of our home page www.MauiReady.org to find the most up-to-date information about the CoViD-19 pandemic.
- Dengue virus
- Zika virus (imported cases only – no locally acquired infections)
- Chikungunya virus (imported cases only – no locally acquired infections)
It is also possible to contract a serious parasitic or bacterial illness, including:
- Rat Lungworm disease (Angiostrongyliasis) – parasite, usually food borne
- Leptospirosis – bacteria, usually water borne [DOH Brochure]
The brochures below describe illnesses spread by cough and sneeze, as well as blood borne and sexually transmitted infections: