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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.
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

Wild monkeys in the Americas transmit Zika virus to humans via mosquitoes, reports study

Wild monkeys in the Americas transmit Zika virus to humans via mosquitoes, reports study

Researchers cross-reference historical divergence of Aedes aegypti populations

Researchers cross-reference historical divergence of Aedes aegypti populations

Monkeys infected with Zika virus points to a sylvatic transmission cycle

Monkeys infected with Zika virus points to a sylvatic transmission cycle

Urban mosquito control with help from scientists

Urban mosquito control with help from scientists

Scientists engineer antiviral peptide that exploits Achilles' heel of Zika virus

Scientists engineer antiviral peptide that exploits Achilles' heel of Zika virus

A new approach identified to control Zika virus, dengue fever

A new approach identified to control Zika virus, dengue fever

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