Going viral: Dengue research in Honduras

It first appeared in the 1950s. Now more than half the world’s population is at risk of infection. Learn about the dengue virus and the research we are supporting in Roatán to protect public health in Honduras and beyond. What is dengue? Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection characterized by flu-like symptoms including fever, rash and muscle/joint pain. There are four strains of the virus; once you are exposed to one you become immune to that strain, but it is possible to be infected by all four strains over time. Repeated exposure to the different strains increases your risk… read more →