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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.
International health organizations establish global Ebola vaccine stockpile

International health organizations establish global Ebola vaccine stockpile

New genomics resource details the small RNA transcriptomes of four mosquito species

New genomics resource details the small RNA transcriptomes of four mosquito species

Is one-dose COVID-19 vaccination better than two?

Is one-dose COVID-19 vaccination better than two?

Asian tiger mosquito does not pose a major risk for Zika virus epidemics

Asian tiger mosquito does not pose a major risk for Zika virus epidemics

$3.7 million NIH grant supports development of biosensor technology for diagnosing viral diseases

$3.7 million NIH grant supports development of biosensor technology for diagnosing viral diseases

Study: TMEM41B transmembrane protein is a critical factor for SARS-CoV-2 replication

Study: TMEM41B transmembrane protein is a critical factor for SARS-CoV-2 replication

Virginia Tech researchers awarded NIH grant to develop Zika virus vaccine

Virginia Tech researchers awarded NIH grant to develop Zika virus vaccine

A new potential COVID-19 vaccine candidate: YF-S0

A new potential COVID-19 vaccine candidate: YF-S0

KU Leuven vaccine candidate works against yellow fever and SARS-CoV-2 infection

KU Leuven vaccine candidate works against yellow fever and SARS-CoV-2 infection

Dopamine-release mechanisms in the brain may play a major role in SARS-CoV-2 infection

Dopamine-release mechanisms in the brain may play a major role in SARS-CoV-2 infection

High prevalence of cross-reactive anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in sub-Saharan Africa

High prevalence of cross-reactive anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in sub-Saharan Africa

VA joins Pentagon in recruiting volunteers for COVID vaccine trials

VA joins Pentagon in recruiting volunteers for COVID vaccine trials

Genomic surveillance of yellow fever outbreak in São Paulo

Genomic surveillance of yellow fever outbreak in São Paulo

Study shows T cells can prevent Zika infection in mice

Study shows T cells can prevent Zika infection in mice

Nigeria safely relaunches accelerated yellow fever vaccination campaigns

Nigeria safely relaunches accelerated yellow fever vaccination campaigns

Increasing levels of light pollution could impact transmission of diseases through mosquitoes

Increasing levels of light pollution could impact transmission of diseases through mosquitoes

New position statement clarifies WHO's stance on the use of genetically modified mosquitoes

New position statement clarifies WHO's stance on the use of genetically modified mosquitoes

Alternate primers for whole-genome SARS-CoV-2 sequencing

Alternate primers for whole-genome SARS-CoV-2 sequencing

Female mosquitoes can detect a combination of four different substances in blood

Female mosquitoes can detect a combination of four different substances in blood

A possible inverse relationship between Dengue and COVID-19 in Brazil

A possible inverse relationship between Dengue and COVID-19 in Brazil