Dengue Study Frequently Asked Questions
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Who does this benefit?
The entire world, especially those in areas where dengue is present like the Caribbean, South America, Asia, Puerto Rico and Hawaii. The Department of Defense is interested in this information to help better protect soldiers deployed to these areas.
How much of a time commitment is this?
This is a 6 month time commitment, with most of the clinical visits taking place in the first month, followed by spaced out visits for the next 5 months.
How much money will I get?
You will be compensated up to $3,350.
How flexible are the study visits?
We understand that participating in a study is a time commitment. We will do our best to work with you to schedule your visits at a time that fits with your schedule and meets the requirements of the study.
What if I don't qualify?
Can I spread the dengue virus to my kids/loved one/strangers on the bus?
Great question. Dengue fever is only transmitted by mosquito bites of a certain type of mosquito. Not by humans.
Where are you located?
We are located at 505 Irving Ave, in the city of Syracuse. The CRU is located on the first floor. Enter the building through the main entrance, take a left, go through double doors, and then take another left.
Driving directions are located here
Where do I park?
Can I donate blood during or after the study?
Is my health information collected in this study kept confidential?
Can I withdraw from the study?
Are there any costs to me for participating in the study?
What happens during the hospitalization part of this study?
Will I die?
In people infected with natural dengue, severe forms can result in death when good medical care is not promptly available. However, this is not the case here. This is not "natural dengue" as it was created in a lab and purposely weakened. You are given plenty of oversight as you progress through the study, and therefore are receiving better-than-good medical care, because we know what you are afflicted with.