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Do you think that Ebola will kill a lot of people like the yellow fever epidemic in 1793?

Do you think that Ebola will kill a lot of people like the yellow fever epidemic in 1793?

Not in the US but: it has already achieved that level in West Africa. The total # of death in Guinea, Sierra Leone & Liberia is 4,912 with 10 additional deaths worldwide. Between 1 AUG to 9 NOV 1793 there were approximately 5,000 official register of deaths in Philadelphia (many were due Yellow Fever). The available health care in W.Africa is sub-par which is why helping is streaming in from across the globe. > ...Read more

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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What are the causes of yellow fever?

What are the causes of yellow fever?

Yellow fever: Yellow fever is an infection of the liver caused by a virus transmitted by the bite of a mosquito. It's characterized by fever, yellowish discoloration of the skin and eyes, and hemorrhages. It is common in tropical areas. ...Read more

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What organ or system does yellow fever affect?

What organ or system does yellow fever affect?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: yellow fever?

What is the definition or description of: yellow fever?

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

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How can you get tested for yellow fever? Where do you go?

How can you get tested for yellow fever? Where do you go?

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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Is it possible to die from yellow fever if you get it today?

Is it possible to die from yellow fever if you get it today?

Yellow Fever: has an incubation period of 3 to 6 days - so you wouldn't have symptoms yet. 15% of those infected going into a second phase of illness which is very toxic. Half of those people will die from it. ...Read more

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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