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Yellow Fever In Children
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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
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
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
Organs/ systems: Yellow fever can impact liver, kidney, heart, brain & hematologic system. ...Read more
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
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
Solution prevention: Short & long term interventions include vaccination, use of effective repellents & use of protective clothing & netting. ...Read more
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
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
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
Yellow fever: Yellow fever can affect liver and that can present as yellow discolouration of body (jaundice). ...Read more
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
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?
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
HI I am planning on traveling to Mozambique. What injections would I require to be safe? E.g yellow fever injection and malaria related injections?
See details: Traveling from where? Check with your local hospital or clinic to find out. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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