If you are new to Latin America then the word Dengue may be new to you. If you are going to retire and live here, then it is a word you need to know and understand.
There have been 6 deaths attributed to Dengue so far this year.
Here is an excerpt from a Stanford University website describing dengue.
The Dengue virus is a member of the virus family Flaviviridae and is transmitted to people through the bite of the mosquitoes Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Dengue virus is now believed to be the most common arthropod-borne disease in the world. Dengue is mainly found in the tropics because the mosquitoes require a warm climate. A major fear of epidemiologists is that the mosquitoes will develop resistance to cooler climates and then be able to infect people in the United States and other temperate climates. The virus is transmitted when a mosquito of the Aedes genus bites an individual infected with dengue virus. The virus in the blood of the infected individual then infects the mosquito and travels from the mosquito’s stomach to its salivary glands were the virus multiplies. The virus is then injected into another person when the mosquito injects anticoagulants that prevent blood clotting when the mosquito is feeding. The mosquito remains able to transmit dengue for its entire life.
Another source of information is the Center of Disease Control.
Here is a post I referenced in the past showing how to make a dengue trap. Stay safe out there. The life you save may be your own.