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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.
Researchers generate reliable maps for transmission risk of Zika virus

Researchers generate reliable maps for transmission risk of Zika virus

Dengue vaccine from Takeda shows promise

Dengue vaccine from Takeda shows promise

Rilpivirine drug used for HIV treatment also suppresses Zika virus infection

Rilpivirine drug used for HIV treatment also suppresses Zika virus infection

Taste neurons could be controlling feeding behaviour find researchers

Taste neurons could be controlling feeding behaviour find researchers

NIH awards new contract to integrate pathogen and vector genomics database

NIH awards new contract to integrate pathogen and vector genomics database

New study explores the chemistry and alarming history of fast-acting insecticide

New study explores the chemistry and alarming history of fast-acting insecticide

Computational analysis identifies key uncertainties for models of mosquito distribution in the U.S.

Computational analysis identifies key uncertainties for models of mosquito distribution in the U.S.

Invasive mosquitoes plunge deeper into California

Invasive mosquitoes plunge deeper into California

A single dose of yellow fever vaccine does not offer long-term immunity to children

A single dose of yellow fever vaccine does not offer long-term immunity to children

Facebook takes a stand against Anti-vaxxers and vaccine misinformation

Facebook takes a stand against Anti-vaxxers and vaccine misinformation

Studying human behavior might help curb mosquito-borne illness

Studying human behavior might help curb mosquito-borne illness

Mortality risk from yellow fever can be identified sooner

Mortality risk from yellow fever can be identified sooner

Thymol antimicrobial in corn starch can help fight mosquito-borne diseases

Thymol antimicrobial in corn starch can help fight mosquito-borne diseases

Mosquitoes change their hunting routines in response to host cues

Mosquitoes change their hunting routines in response to host cues

Researchers find mechanism behind susceptibility to viral infections

Researchers find mechanism behind susceptibility to viral infections

Nitrogen-rich diet reduces mosquitoes' ability to transmit Zika

Nitrogen-rich diet reduces mosquitoes' ability to transmit Zika

Texas Biomed awarded $2 million DOD grant to study promising Zika vaccine

Texas Biomed awarded $2 million DOD grant to study promising Zika vaccine

New study provides overview of potential risks of vaccinating breastfeeding women

New study provides overview of potential risks of vaccinating breastfeeding women

New study reveals five facts about allergies to vaccines

New study reveals five facts about allergies to vaccines

Researchers discover how mosquitoes smell acidic volatiles in human sweat

Researchers discover how mosquitoes smell acidic volatiles in human sweat