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Doctor insights on: Yellow Fever Pathogen

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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'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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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?

Discuss with PMD: People older than 60 might have more serious side effects particularly if they are getting the vaccine for the first time. Discuss with you private MD, who knows your general state of health,whether the risk of side effects are acceptable for your health. ...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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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 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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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

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