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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.
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

Global warming will raise risk of Mosquito borne diseases globally

Global warming will raise risk of Mosquito borne diseases globally

Study uncovers details about human immune response to dengue infection

Study uncovers details about human immune response to dengue infection

Survey suggests need for more systematic approaches to address drug shortages

Survey suggests need for more systematic approaches to address drug shortages

Innovative model identifies primate species with potential to transmit Zika in the Americas

Innovative model identifies primate species with potential to transmit Zika in the Americas

New sensing tool could aid in early detection of Dengue virus

New sensing tool could aid in early detection of Dengue virus

Predicting global spread of mosquitoes

Predicting global spread of mosquitoes

Mosquitoes can hear over distances much greater than suspected before

Mosquitoes can hear over distances much greater than suspected before

Researchers discover first sour taste receptor used by flies to choose between foods

Researchers discover first sour taste receptor used by flies to choose between foods

Tick’s salivary glands could become key research tools for studying virus transmission

Tick’s salivary glands could become key research tools for studying virus transmission

Cellular protein that interacts with viruses appears to enable infection process of Zika virus

Cellular protein that interacts with viruses appears to enable infection process of Zika virus

Researchers develop CRISPR-based method to control pests with precision-guided genetics

Researchers develop CRISPR-based method to control pests with precision-guided genetics

Scientists identify wildlife species that are most likely to host flaviviruses

Scientists identify wildlife species that are most likely to host flaviviruses

Researchers synthesize new compound that inhibits replication of hepatitis C virus

Researchers synthesize new compound that inhibits replication of hepatitis C virus

KU Leuven scientists develop new vaccine against Zika virus

KU Leuven scientists develop new vaccine against Zika virus

Hepatitis C drug can eliminate chikungunya, yellow fever virus

Hepatitis C drug can eliminate chikungunya, yellow fever virus

New study launched in Burkina Faso to test typhoid conjugate vaccine

New study launched in Burkina Faso to test typhoid conjugate vaccine

The Native Antigen Company launches ground-breaking Zika virus immunoassays

The Native Antigen Company launches ground-breaking Zika virus immunoassays