Dangerous diseases and pests pose potential hazards to travelers

  • Feral pigs are the carriers of several diseases that can infect humans. Mosquitoes breed where pigs create mudholes. As pigs root through the forest they can also spread plant diseases like Rapid Ohia Death. (Photo courtesy/Voltaire Moise)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, folks worldwide have fantasized about travel to all kinds of exotic places. It is forecast that the travel industry will soon be booming. However, some caution should be considered. Hawaii is a great choice for most mainlanders, but what about residents of Hawaii that have dreams of Machu Pichu, Tahiti or Southeast Asia?