Yellow Fever News and Research

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Yellow fever virus, a flavivirus, is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. Illness ranges in severity from a self-limited febrile illness to severe hepatitis and hemorrhagic fever. Yellow fever disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings, laboratory testing, and the possibility of exposure to infected mosquitoes. There is no specific treatment for yellow fever; care is based on symptoms. Steps to prevent yellow fever include use of insect repellent, protective clothing, and vaccination. Yellow fever occurs in tropical regions of Africa and in parts of South America. Yellow fever is a very rare cause of illness in U.S. travelers. The last epidemic of yellow fever in North America occurred in New Orleans in 1905.
ISU entomologist urges summertime precautions against mosquitoes and ticks

ISU entomologist urges summertime precautions against mosquitoes and ticks

Study shows insecticide-resistance monitoring as key to controlling mosquitoes that spread Zika

Study shows insecticide-resistance monitoring as key to controlling mosquitoes that spread Zika

IU study may explain how Wolbachia bacterium prevents mosquitoes from transmitting deadly diseases

IU study may explain how Wolbachia bacterium prevents mosquitoes from transmitting deadly diseases

Grifols provides Procleix Zika Virus Assay to screen blood donations in countries that accept products with CE marking

Grifols provides Procleix Zika Virus Assay to screen blood donations in countries that accept products with CE marking

WHO announces new flagship programs for African region over next two years

WHO announces new flagship programs for African region over next two years

Chikungunya, dengue, and Zika viruses: three viruses in one mosquito

Chikungunya, dengue, and Zika viruses: three viruses in one mosquito

Study findings shed new light on coinfection with chikungunya, dengue or Zika viruses

Study findings shed new light on coinfection with chikungunya, dengue or Zika viruses

Researchers develop simple urine-based test for rapid and accurate detection of Zika virus

Researchers develop simple urine-based test for rapid and accurate detection of Zika virus

Researchers show how dengue virus employs multiple tactics to evade immune detection

Researchers show how dengue virus employs multiple tactics to evade immune detection

KU Leuven-led consortium to develop new vaccine that protects against rabies and yellow fever

KU Leuven-led consortium to develop new vaccine that protects against rabies and yellow fever

WHO deployed 3.5 million doses of vaccine in response to yellow fever outbreak in Brazil

WHO deployed 3.5 million doses of vaccine in response to yellow fever outbreak in Brazil

Study offers new insights into transmission of dengue infections

Study offers new insights into transmission of dengue infections

Review of research on wild primates underscores importance of super-spreaders in disease transmission

Review of research on wild primates underscores importance of super-spreaders in disease transmission

Natural immune molecule shows protective effect against Zika virus in mouse, monkey models

Natural immune molecule shows protective effect against Zika virus in mouse, monkey models

New method can precisely track replication of yellow fever virus in host immune cells

New method can precisely track replication of yellow fever virus in host immune cells

New predictive model identifies many potential Zika virus vectors

New predictive model identifies many potential Zika virus vectors

Researchers explore ways to tamper reproductive events in dengue- and Zika-spreading mosquito

Researchers explore ways to tamper reproductive events in dengue- and Zika-spreading mosquito

Researchers identify molecular signatures to predict efficacy of malaria vaccines

Researchers identify molecular signatures to predict efficacy of malaria vaccines

Researchers find high-resolution structure of immature Zika virus

Researchers find high-resolution structure of immature Zika virus

Socioeconomic factors in the U.S. make large-scale Zika outbreaks unlikely, new analysis suggests

Socioeconomic factors in the U.S. make large-scale Zika outbreaks unlikely, new analysis suggests