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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.
WHO supports Nigerian Government’s immunization efforts against yellow fever

WHO supports Nigerian Government’s immunization efforts against yellow fever

New serotypes of Zika virus could appear in near future, researcher cautions

New serotypes of Zika virus could appear in near future, researcher cautions

New paper-based test can diagnose Zika infection within 20 minutes

New paper-based test can diagnose Zika infection within 20 minutes

UF professor suggests steps for controlling mosquitoes after hurricane

UF professor suggests steps for controlling mosquitoes after hurricane

Scientists make significant discovery in efforts to develop vaccine against global pathogens

Scientists make significant discovery in efforts to develop vaccine against global pathogens

JWARG begins study to identify suspected severe infectious diseases in West Africa

JWARG begins study to identify suspected severe infectious diseases in West Africa

Bacteria in aquatic environment can modulate the ability of adult mosquitoes to transmit human pathogens

Bacteria in aquatic environment can modulate the ability of adult mosquitoes to transmit human pathogens

Vaccination efforts in poor countries prevent 20 million deaths, provide economic benefits

Vaccination efforts in poor countries prevent 20 million deaths, provide economic benefits

Fewer disease-carrying mosquitoes live in undisturbed tropical forests, study finds

Fewer disease-carrying mosquitoes live in undisturbed tropical forests, study finds

Self-powered, paper-based electrochemical devices detect biomarkers and identify diseases

Self-powered, paper-based electrochemical devices detect biomarkers and identify diseases

Oropouche virus could cause serious public health problem in Brazil, researcher warns

Oropouche virus could cause serious public health problem in Brazil, researcher warns

Innovative handheld genetic sequencing device helps scientists track evolution of Zika virus

Innovative handheld genetic sequencing device helps scientists track evolution of Zika virus

ASU Biodesign researchers develop more potent, safer plant-based Zika vaccine

ASU Biodesign researchers develop more potent, safer plant-based Zika vaccine

Prior flavivirus disease does not worsen Zika infection in rhesus macaques

Prior flavivirus disease does not worsen Zika infection in rhesus macaques

Kidenga app tracks mosquito activity and disease symptoms for summer travelers

Kidenga app tracks mosquito activity and disease symptoms for summer travelers

Zika: costs of prevention and control

Zika: costs of prevention and control

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