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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.
Clinical trials during a pandemic – lessons from COVID-19

Clinical trials during a pandemic – lessons from COVID-19

How to run a COVID-19 vaccination campaign: lessons from other infectious outbreaks

How to run a COVID-19 vaccination campaign: lessons from other infectious outbreaks

New study disproves suspicion that dengue raises risk of zika-related microcephaly

New study disproves suspicion that dengue raises risk of zika-related microcephaly

Virginia Tech researchers receive $2.7 million grant to study mosquito's biological timing

Virginia Tech researchers receive $2.7 million grant to study mosquito's biological timing

23 million children missed out on basic vaccines in 2020 due to COVID-19, new data shows

23 million children missed out on basic vaccines in 2020 due to COVID-19, new data shows

Natural compound 'pheophorbide a' demonstrates robust antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2 in vitro

Natural compound 'pheophorbide a' demonstrates robust antiviral activity against SARS-CoV-2 in vitro

New genetic approach offers clues to the regulation of Wolbachia proliferation

New genetic approach offers clues to the regulation of Wolbachia proliferation

Clinical observations show acute myocarditis developed after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination

Clinical observations show acute myocarditis developed after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination

The role of natural killer cells in fight against viral infections including SARS-CoV-2

The role of natural killer cells in fight against viral infections including SARS-CoV-2

Scientists use an original approach to resolve the 3D structure of flaviviruses

Scientists use an original approach to resolve the 3D structure of flaviviruses

Zoonotic and vector-borne emerging tropical diseases pose a constant threat

Zoonotic and vector-borne emerging tropical diseases pose a constant threat

Novel broad-spectrum antiviral compounds effective against Zika and SARS-CoV-2

Novel broad-spectrum antiviral compounds effective against Zika and SARS-CoV-2

Animal and insect invasions could shed light on COVID-19 transmission

Animal and insect invasions could shed light on COVID-19 transmission

Natural products a rich source for novel antiviral compounds

Natural products a rich source for novel antiviral compounds

Mosquito protein study could lead to therapeutics against deadly viruses

Mosquito protein study could lead to therapeutics against deadly viruses

Coronavirus deranges the immune system in complex and deadly ways

Coronavirus deranges the immune system in complex and deadly ways

Research shows how antibodies attach to and block Zika virus

Research shows how antibodies attach to and block Zika virus

A machine-learning approach to track how yellow fever mosquito moves through the environment

A machine-learning approach to track how yellow fever mosquito moves through the environment

Researchers develop models to predict epidemics of yellow fever, other mosquito-borne diseases

Researchers develop models to predict epidemics of yellow fever, other mosquito-borne diseases

International health organizations establish global Ebola vaccine stockpile

International health organizations establish global Ebola vaccine stockpile