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CONACyT will fund through its 2016 “Frontiers of Science” call a project submitted by Dr Héctor Vivanco Cid of Universidad Veracruzana in collaboration with Prof Reyes-Sandoval Group, The Jenner Institute, Nuffield Department of Medicine. The study will take place in in the sate of Veracruz, which has had the highest numbers of cases of dengue fever and dengue haemorrhagic fever in Mexico in recent years, and the highest number of hospitalisations due to this disease. It is expected that chikungunya and zika viruses will become endemic in this region as well.