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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.
PIM profile may help identify proteins expressed by viruses transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitos

PIM profile may help identify proteins expressed by viruses transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitos

Stanford researchers suggest a new approach for mosquito control

Stanford researchers suggest a new approach for mosquito control

T cells can counteract dangerous phenomenon of mosquito-borne viruses

T cells can counteract dangerous phenomenon of mosquito-borne viruses

Mosquito-borne viral outbreaks pose serious issues in West Africa

Mosquito-borne viral outbreaks pose serious issues in West Africa

Specific immune cells induced by vaccination are early indicators of vaccine efficacy

Specific immune cells induced by vaccination are early indicators of vaccine efficacy

New clinical trial to investigate the efficacy of ivermectin against COVID-19

New clinical trial to investigate the efficacy of ivermectin against COVID-19

COVID-19 progression linked to B cell activation

COVID-19 progression linked to B cell activation

Always the bridesmaid, public health rarely spotlighted until it’s too late

Always the bridesmaid, public health rarely spotlighted until it’s too late

Study sheds new light on the body's initial response to DENV infection

Study sheds new light on the body's initial response to DENV infection

Research provides insights into how Zika virus can spread through sexual contact

Research provides insights into how Zika virus can spread through sexual contact

Resurgence of measles or polio outbreaks likely to happen, experts warn

Resurgence of measles or polio outbreaks likely to happen, experts warn

Emergex partners with George Mason University for highly pathogenic RNA virus studies

Emergex partners with George Mason University for highly pathogenic RNA virus studies

Scientists estimate fatality ratio across full spectrum of COVID-19 disease

Scientists estimate fatality ratio across full spectrum of COVID-19 disease

Study identifies two new viruses in Brazilian patients with suspected dengue

Study identifies two new viruses in Brazilian patients with suspected dengue

Study clears potential barrier to controlling mosquito-borne diseases

Study clears potential barrier to controlling mosquito-borne diseases

Stuttering DNA controls development of mosquito embryos

Stuttering DNA controls development of mosquito embryos

Is the Bay Area’s ‘unprecedented’ lockdown the first of many?

Is the Bay Area’s ‘unprecedented’ lockdown the first of many?

Efforts to correct misperceptions about Zika virus may not be as effective as believed

Efforts to correct misperceptions about Zika virus may not be as effective as believed

Experimental vaccine could be effective against both Zika and Dengue

Experimental vaccine could be effective against both Zika and Dengue

Study explains equal attraction of mosquitoes to flowers and humans

Study explains equal attraction of mosquitoes to flowers and humans