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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.
Insulin-binding protein in fruit flies could help tackle disease-carrying mosquitos

Insulin-binding protein in fruit flies could help tackle disease-carrying mosquitos

Yellow fever virus can be transmitted via tiger mosquitoes, shows research

Yellow fever virus can be transmitted via tiger mosquitoes, shows research

Immunologist to study how Chikungunya causes devastating effects in older adults

Immunologist to study how Chikungunya causes devastating effects in older adults

Emergex signs MoU with Brazil’s Fiocruz for development of viral vaccines

Emergex signs MoU with Brazil’s Fiocruz for development of viral vaccines

Researchers use CRISPR to identify gene that helps cells resist flavivirus infection

Researchers use CRISPR to identify gene that helps cells resist flavivirus infection

New assay using cellphone cameras developed for testing mosquitos, Wolbachia

New assay using cellphone cameras developed for testing mosquitos, Wolbachia

New class of insect repellents to fight against mosquito-borne diseases

New class of insect repellents to fight against mosquito-borne diseases

Female mosquitoes quickly evolve selective mating behavior when faced with threats

Female mosquitoes quickly evolve selective mating behavior when faced with threats

NIH begins first-in-human trial of experimental live, attenuated Zika virus vaccine

NIH begins first-in-human trial of experimental live, attenuated Zika virus vaccine

Eliminating malaria-carrying mosquitoes does not impact ecosystem, shows study

Eliminating malaria-carrying mosquitoes does not impact ecosystem, shows study

Researchers find that yellow fever and Asian tiger mosquitoes can carry new virus

Researchers find that yellow fever and Asian tiger mosquitoes can carry new virus

Researchers to investigate role of hormones in mosquito's ability to use human blood for egg production

Researchers to investigate role of hormones in mosquito's ability to use human blood for egg production

Scientists discover secret to success of antiviral gene

Scientists discover secret to success of antiviral gene

Ticks and mosquitoes a “growing health problem” says CDC

Ticks and mosquitoes a “growing health problem” says CDC

Study: Dehydration prompts increased blood feeding by mosquitoes

Study: Dehydration prompts increased blood feeding by mosquitoes

Study provides global view of how yellow fever virus can spread between the world's cities

Study provides global view of how yellow fever virus can spread between the world's cities

Nearly one billion people to be vaccinated against yellow fever in African countries by 2026

Nearly one billion people to be vaccinated against yellow fever in African countries by 2026

Phase I clinical trial of HIV vaccines to begin in the U.S.

Phase I clinical trial of HIV vaccines to begin in the U.S.

New test detects Zika antibodies with high specificity

New test detects Zika antibodies with high specificity

Yellow fever outbreak in Brazil necessitates vaccination for travelers

Yellow fever outbreak in Brazil necessitates vaccination for travelers