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Is Yellow Fever Contagious
That depends: Some countries require an international certificate of vaccine or prophylaxis for yellow fever before they will allow you entry. They could vaccinate you as you enter the country or detain you to check for infection. You can check www.Gov/travel to find out yellow fever vaccination requirements for the countries you plant to travel. ...Read more
Definitely not: Malaria & Yellow fever are completely different diseases. Malaria is caused by parasites, whereas Yellow fever is caused by a virus. When traveling, you don't want to catch either of these. They are BOTH associated with mosquito bites -so above all else- AVOID THE BITE! Your doc should be able to help you access an ID doctor or Travel Medicine specialist who can help u avoid these nasty diseases. ...Read more
Yellow Fever Vaccine: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country/ghana.html - “Yellow fever vaccine should be given to all traveler’s over nine months of age PRIOR to arrival in Ghana but is required for entry only if you are arriving from a country with endemic yellow fever.” Per CDC: Yellow fever vaccine should be given at least 10 days before travel to an endemic area. ...Read more
I have been immunised against yellow fever in 1979 and again in 1990. I hear now that one shot is good for life . True or false?
I agree also: From Flavivurus family includes Dengue, Hep C, many types encephalitis. From "Flavus" meaning "yellow". RNA viral relatives who live in ticks, mosquitoes & have killed millions through time.Someone describes YF as "tropical'. Yellow Fever roared through Philidelphia, New Orleans, & Mississippi. USA has had 25 major outbreaks. The vaccine helps but doesn't reach, still, the poorest who need it ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yellow Fever: has an incubation period of 3 to 6 days. Sx's of acute phase can include: fever, nausea, vomiting, headache,light sensitivity, muscle pain (back & knees), anorexia, dizziness & shivering. These sxs usually resolve after 3 to 4 days in 85% of patients. However 15% may have remission of sx's followed by return of high fever with abdominal pain, bloody emesis / stool, jaundice, slow heart rate, as > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serum test / doctor: You can have serum tested for yf, but the history and physical ought to be the first test. Your doctor should do this. ...Read more
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