is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease
transmitted by infected mosquitoes.
The "yellow" in the name
refers to the jaundice
that affects some patients.
Symptoms of yellow fever include fever,
headache, jaundice, muscle pain,
nausea, vomiting and fatigue.
A small proportion of patients
who contract the virus
develop severe symptoms
and approximately half of those
die within 7 to 10 days.
The virus is endemic
in tropical areas of Africa and Central
and South America.
The yellow fever virus
is an arbovirus of the flavivirus genus
and is transmitted by mosquitoes,
belonging to the Aedes and Haemogogus species.
- 7 May 2019
yellow fever USA
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