Christina Jedra will tackle a number of big issues facing Honolulu as well as communities throughout Oahu.
The column offered a perspective that no one else has written about.
As part of the study, a UH professor of tropical medicine will study blood samples from children in Myanmar who have both diseases.
An east Hawaii Island resident may have contracted the disease in early February. The exact source of the disease could not be identified.
DOH says it’s actively monitoring for Candide auris, a fungus that has spread to mainland hospitals and other facilities. The CDC considers it an urgent threat.