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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

Yellow Fever (Definition)

Also known as Acute Viral Hemorrhagic Disease, it is passed on through contact between people via mosquitoes. There is no cure to yellow fever but it can be prevented ...Read more


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What are the causes of yellow fever?

What are the causes of yellow fever?

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 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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Which organ or system does yellow fever attack?

Which organ or system does yellow fever attack?

Impacted organs: Yellow fever can impact liver, kidney, heart, brain & hematologic system. ...Read more

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What will happen if yellow fever goes untreated?

What will happen if yellow fever goes untreated?

There is no specific: Treatment for Yellow Fever other than preexposure vaccination against the virus and avoiding mosquito bites in endemic areas (Africa). Treatment is really just for the complications associated with the illness such as analgesic and antipyretics. If liver failure and/or bleeding develops, that would require supportive management. ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of yellow fever?

What are the presenting symptoms of yellow fever?

Jaundice: Fever, jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin) and abdominal pain are common symptoms of yellow fever. ...Read more

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Which body systems does yellow fever effect most?

Which body systems does yellow fever effect most?

Yellow Fever: Yellow fever can impact liver, kidney, heart, brain & hematologic system. ...Read more

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Which organ or body system does yellow fever attack?

Which organ or body system does yellow fever attack?

Organs/ systems: Yellow fever can impact liver, kidney, heart, brain & hematologic system. ...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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What would be the most common long term and short term solutions to yellow fever?

What would be the most common long term and short term solutions to yellow fever?

Solution prevention: Short & long term interventions include vaccination, use of effective repellents & use of protective clothing & netting. ...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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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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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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Is yellow fever genetically related disease?

Is yellow fever genetically related disease?

Yellow fever: Yellow fever is an infection caused by a virus. Virus is transmitted to people by the bite of infected mosquitoes. Illness can range from self limited fever to severe liver disease with bleeding. ...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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Hi, Does yellow fever actually makes you turn yellow, like a banana?

Hi, Does yellow fever actually makes you turn yellow, like a banana?

Yellow fever: Yellow fever can affect liver and that can present as yellow discolouration of body (jaundice). ...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

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What to do if I had a yellow fever booster on wednesday will I be let into ghana on saturday?

What to do if I had a yellow fever booster on wednesday will I be let into ghana on saturday?

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

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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 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?

False: CDC says a booster is necessary 10 years after the last vaccine. And should be at least 10 days before travel to an endemic area. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine for yellow fever?

Is there a vaccine for yellow fever?

Yellow fever vaccine: There is a yellow fever vaccine which is recommended for people aged > 9 months who are travelling to or are living in area at risk of acquiring yellow fever infection. ...Read more

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Yellow fever shot for amazon cruise, I am 69. Years old, should I get sho?

Yellow fever shot for amazon cruise, I am 69. Years old, should I get sho?

I'd do it: There's an epidemic right now. As an older adult, you're more at risk for serious side effects from the vaccine, but the risk is still small. Depending on where you're going, you may have a very high exposure risk. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Anyone know where I can get inoculated for yellow fever for an Africa trip?

Anyone know where I can get inoculated for yellow fever for an Africa trip?

Several places: Either there is a travel clinic in your area, or the local health department will either provide this or have information about where you can go to get it. Hopefully you will also be provided with information about other vaccines you need and malaria prophylaxis. For full details see the cdc website for up-to-date information. ...Read more

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Got second dose since I forgot that I was vaccinated for yellow fever traveling to guatemala long ago?

Got second dose since I forgot that I was vaccinated for yellow fever traveling to guatemala long ago?

Yellow Fever 10 year: Yellow fever needs to be updated every 10 years. If you have lost your certificate or are unsure of the date of your prior dose you can get another at any point (you don't have to wait 10 years) check with your travel medicine specialist. Yellow fever vaccine is recommend for far fewer destinations than many years ago. Of course there are many other medical issues to review re: your travels. ...Read more

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Can yellow fever becaused by the vaccine?

Can yellow fever becaused by the vaccine?

Yes in Certain Cases: Yellow fever vaccine is a "live attenuated" vaccine. That means there is live virus in the vaccine, but it has been weakened. So, it should not cause yellow fever in someone with a normal immune system. But it could theoretically cause yellow fever in someone with a depressed immune system (e.g. Hiv). Please consult your doctor for any specific issues relating to your health and the vaccine. ...Read more

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How often do people get yellow fever vaccines?

Lasts 10yr: The product available in the us is expected to provide protection for 10 yrs. See :wwwn. Cdc. Gov/travel/default. Aspx. ...Read more

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