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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.
Anti-Dengue drug candidates demonstrate efficacy in preliminary cell culture studies

Anti-Dengue drug candidates demonstrate efficacy in preliminary cell culture studies

Vaccinations recommended for adults

Vaccinations recommended for adults

Sex can affect frequency and severity of adverse effects of vaccination

Sex can affect frequency and severity of adverse effects of vaccination

Immunization campaigns to be launched simultaneously in 112 countries and territories

Immunization campaigns to be launched simultaneously in 112 countries and territories

Checklist to stay healthy and active during summer season

Checklist to stay healthy and active during summer season

Potential new target for treating HCV infection

Potential new target for treating HCV infection

Noting Women's History Month, Profile America features distinguished nurse

Noting Women's History Month, Profile America features distinguished nurse

Yellow fever outbreak in howler monkeys signals the need for human vaccination program

Yellow fever outbreak in howler monkeys signals the need for human vaccination program

MediCare International offers insurance for all nationalities

MediCare International offers insurance for all nationalities

Octenol compound aids mosquitoes in finding blood meal

Octenol compound aids mosquitoes in finding blood meal

Cornell researchers find new protein that may help control mosquitoes from spreading diseases

Cornell researchers find new protein that may help control mosquitoes from spreading diseases

$1.2B needed to aid women, children in 28 countries 'in crisis,' UNICEF says

$1.2B needed to aid women, children in 28 countries 'in crisis,' UNICEF says

Study shows antiviral drugs could offer protection against HIV, Ebola, herpes and hepatitis C

Study shows antiviral drugs could offer protection against HIV, Ebola, herpes and hepatitis C

New book on harnessing science and innovation to tackle challenges in poor countries

New book on harnessing science and innovation to tackle challenges in poor countries

Phase I clinical trial of XRX-001 for yellow fever initiated

Phase I clinical trial of XRX-001 for yellow fever initiated

BDI Pharma introduces SecuriVAX for online ordering of vaccines

BDI Pharma introduces SecuriVAX for online ordering of vaccines

Flu-fighting proteins found in human cells stop flu virus, uncover scientists

Flu-fighting proteins found in human cells stop flu virus, uncover scientists

Sanofi Pasteur expands dengue vaccine clinical program in Latin America

Sanofi Pasteur expands dengue vaccine clinical program in Latin America

Travelers may risk both health and travel insurance coverage by not getting vaccinated

Travelers may risk both health and travel insurance coverage by not getting vaccinated

WHO to launch yellow fever vaccination campaign in West Africa

WHO to launch yellow fever vaccination campaign in West Africa