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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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Can you get yellow fever while on a cruise?

Can you get yellow fever while on a cruise?

Where is the cruise?: Tropics? Inland water way? Yellow fever is found in some areas of South America & sub Saharan Africa. It is a virus transmitted by mosquito bites. ...Read more

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Where I can get inoculated for yellow fever?

Where I can get inoculated for yellow fever?

Travel clinic: You can go to your local health department clinic for travel immunizations or search the internet for local travel medicine doctors/clinics in your area. They should be able to get that for you as well as the certificate you need for immigration/customs. ...Read more

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What's the causative agent for yellow fever?

What's the causative agent for yellow fever?

Yellow Fever: Yellow fever is caused by an arbovirus (flavivirus genus). Aedes and Haemogogus mosquitoes are the primary vectors. ...Read more

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Is yellow fever genetically related disease?

Is yellow fever genetically related disease?

Infection: Yellow fever is an infection transmitted by mosquitoes and is not common in the US. ...Read more

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Does anyone know where I can get vaccinated for yellow fever?

Does anyone know where I can get vaccinated for yellow fever?

Travel med clinic: Either your local health department will provide this or know where it is available, or if there is a travel medicine physician in your area they will have this. Or you could join the military. ...Read more

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Do doctors think it's essential I have a yellow fever injection?

Do doctors think it's essential I have a yellow fever injection?

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

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Is it okay to give organs or blood after getting a yellow fever shot?

Is it okay to give organs or blood after getting a yellow fever shot?

Blood - 14 days.: You should not donate blood for 14 days after being vaccinated for yellow fever. Organs - don't know but suspect it is similiar. ...Read more

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Do you think yellow fever and malaria could be treated with one drug?

Do you think yellow fever and malaria could be treated with one drug?

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 (Definition)

Acute viral hemorrhagic disease. Passed on through contact between people via mosquitoes. There is no cure to yellow fever but it can be prevented ...Read more


Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more