Medicine: Attack on Waikiki

Last week Waikiki, Honolulu's most popular resort, became a deserted village overnight. A Jap air attack could scarcely have emptied more quickly Waikiki's streets, cafes and bars, which usually teem with thousands of soldiers and sailors.

Reason: an epidemic of dengue fever.

The sudden outbreak took only six days to develop epidemic fury, jumped from seven to 39 cases. A quick-striking, infectious virus disease, dengue (pro nounced denggy) is almost never fatal, but for a week or ten days it lays out its victims, causing high fever, rashes and painful swellings, severe pains in head, eyes, muscles, joints. Mosquitoes carry it.

Last week the...

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