For those who actually live in the area: Can you please help me put the dengue fever risk into perspective?
Our family will be in southern Mexico for a few months next summer, mostly in Oaxaca city but also traveling to the coast and to Chiapas. Recent news stories about a spike in cases following this year's rainy season are worrisome from where I sit, but I am not there. Do you know people who've come down with the Dengue virus, or who've developed the more serious dengue hemorrhagic fever? Do you actually notice the tell-tale black and white (Aedes aegypti) mosquitoes buzzing around among other mosquitoes? What precautions, if any, do *you* take? Is it bad enough that the government is taking steps to cut down on mosquito populations, and if so what is being done?
Thanks for your input!