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Yellow Fever 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. >
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 itSee 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 >See 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.
Solution prevention: Short & long term interventions include vaccination, use of effective repellents & use of protective clothing & netting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.