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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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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 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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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

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