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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.
Purdue biologists visualize protein interaction that may initiate viral infection

Purdue biologists visualize protein interaction that may initiate viral infection

New web resource provides easy access to global health data

New web resource provides easy access to global health data

Passenger and crew lists on demand will protect America from disease say US health officials

Passenger and crew lists on demand will protect America from disease say US health officials

Harvard study finds vaccines boost economies of poor countries

Harvard study finds vaccines boost economies of poor countries

Flaviviruses immune system defenses in different ways depending on whether they are transmitted by mosquitoes or ticks

Flaviviruses immune system defenses in different ways depending on whether they are transmitted by mosquitoes or ticks

Vaccine against Lassa fever works in monkeys

Vaccine against Lassa fever works in monkeys

Findings may help scientists improve the existing vaccine for yellow fever

Findings may help scientists improve the existing vaccine for yellow fever

New WHO rules mean countries could face quarantine in bid to beat killer epidemics

New WHO rules mean countries could face quarantine in bid to beat killer epidemics

New regulations to tackle disease outbreaks given the red light by the WHO

New regulations to tackle disease outbreaks given the red light by the WHO

New set of International Health Regulations to manage public health emergencies of international concern

New set of International Health Regulations to manage public health emergencies of international concern

Experimental vaccine targeting West Nile virus

Experimental vaccine targeting West Nile virus

PAHO vaccines books wins major award

PAHO vaccines books wins major award

Scientists answer the question, why do some people always seem to get bitten by mosquitoes more than others?

Scientists answer the question, why do some people always seem to get bitten by mosquitoes more than others?

$73 million to tackle infectious diseases such as West Nile virus and influenza

$73 million to tackle infectious diseases such as West Nile virus and influenza

A naturally occurring chemical that may repel yellow fever mosquitoes can now be made in the laboratory

A naturally occurring chemical that may repel yellow fever mosquitoes can now be made in the laboratory

Researchers make discoveries on West Nile virus, monkeypox, and yellow fever

Researchers make discoveries on West Nile virus, monkeypox, and yellow fever

Cinnamon oil may be an environmentally friendly pesticide, with the ability to kill mosquito larvae

Cinnamon oil may be an environmentally friendly pesticide, with the ability to kill mosquito larvae

The best way to avoid infection from mosquito bites is to flick not squash

The best way to avoid infection from mosquito bites is to flick not squash

As humans alter land, infectious diseases follow

As humans alter land, infectious diseases follow

Vaccination Week in the Americas in full swing

Vaccination Week in the Americas in full swing