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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.
Women may need smaller dose of H1N1 vaccine

Women may need smaller dose of H1N1 vaccine

News outlets examine challenges with expanding global child immunization campaigns

News outlets examine challenges with expanding global child immunization campaigns

Philadelphia's Franklin Institute to exhibit Gunther von Hagens' Body Worlds 2 & The Brain

Philadelphia's Franklin Institute to exhibit Gunther von Hagens' Body Worlds 2 & The Brain

UT Southwestern awarded $763,000 as grant to expand studies of Peregrine's anti-PS antibodies

UT Southwestern awarded $763,000 as grant to expand studies of Peregrine's anti-PS antibodies

Microbiologists discover new therapies for human respiratory syncytial virus and influenza A virus

Microbiologists discover new therapies for human respiratory syncytial virus and influenza A virus

Ghana launches public-private partnership to control malaria

Ghana launches public-private partnership to control malaria

More funding urged for yellow fever vaccine stockpile

More funding urged for yellow fever vaccine stockpile

Federal funding for partnership to combat infectious diseases

Federal funding for partnership to combat infectious diseases

The smaller the mozzie the nastier the bite

The smaller the mozzie the nastier the bite

Smaller mosquitoes more likely to be infected with viruses that cause diseases in humans

Smaller mosquitoes more likely to be infected with viruses that cause diseases in humans

Yellow fever outbreak in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

Yellow fever outbreak in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

Scientists identify several hundred genes that impact West Nile virus infection

Scientists identify several hundred genes that impact West Nile virus infection

Multiple vaccinations have not caused ill health in UK soldiers in Iraq

Multiple vaccinations have not caused ill health in UK soldiers in Iraq

New generation of insect repellents in the pipeline

New generation of insect repellents in the pipeline

Yellow Fever.update in Liberia

Yellow Fever.update in Liberia

Chapare virus, a newly discovered arenavirus

Chapare virus, a newly discovered arenavirus

Mosquito mating mechanism could lead to new attack on dengue and yellow fever

Mosquito mating mechanism could lead to new attack on dengue and yellow fever

Solanum villosum - berries from Indian weed - may keep mosquitoes at bay

Solanum villosum - berries from Indian weed - may keep mosquitoes at bay

Chikungunya virus appears seldom to harm infants of mothers infected early in pregnancy

Chikungunya virus appears seldom to harm infants of mothers infected early in pregnancy

Sanofi Pasteur helps tackle yellow fever in Latin America

Sanofi Pasteur helps tackle yellow fever in Latin America