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Hawaii

So, I get that everyone is working up to a total freakout about Brazil, the Olympics, etc.

However, I noticed this.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hawaii-dengue-idUSKCN0VI0G2

It's mostly about dengue in Hawaii, which is a problem. However, it includes this:

"Last month, a baby born with brain damage at a hospital in Oahu, Hawaii, was apparently the first case of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in a birth on U.S. soil, health officials said."

And that makes me go, wait. How sure are we that all that dengue in Hawaii is actually dengue? Because misdiagnosing zika as dengue is _common_.

http://www.wpro.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs_05182015_zika/en/

"The disease has similar clinical signs to dengue, and may be misdiagnosed in areas where dengue is common."

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