I am pulling out my hair at the moment.
I booked a trip to Costa Rica for November.. I do not have travel insurance - it is pricey and I have never canceled a trip before. No lectures - I took my chances, may lose out on it, and that is that.
I was looking up health risks to Costa Rica (which, yes, I should have done beforehand - but as one of the safest and more affluent central American countries, I thought I was good to go). Ha! Costa Rica is having a Dengue fever outbreak, which is a nasty disease, and it is scaring the crap out of me. I am trying to get current stats on it, but am failing somewhat. I do feel like I am in wait and see mode.
So - anyone have a trips to the tropics planned lately? Dengue is in a lot of tropical places. Does the outbreak scare you? Does it scare you enough to consider changing your plans? Any experiences with Dengue?