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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.
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

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