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Yellow fever is caused by a virus carried by mosquitoes. You can develop this disease if you Bitten.








What's Yellow fever?

A viral infection spread by a particular species of mosquito.


Where Yellow fever is spread?

Yellow fever is spread by a species of mosquito common to areas of Africa and South America. Vaccination is recommended before travelling to certain areas.


How it's spreading?

By animal or insect bites or stings.

For informational purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for advice.


What's the main causes of yellow fever?

Yellow fever is caused by a virus carried by mosquitoes. You can develop this disease if you are bitten by a mosquito infected with this virus.


Which country disease is common?

This disease is common in South America and in sub-Saharan Africa. Anyone can get yellow fever, but older people have a higher risk of severe infection.


What's the reason behind to ended yellow fever?

The yellow fever epidemic was over. After World War II, the world had DDT in its arsenal of mosquito control measures, and mosquito eradication became the primary method of controlling yellow fever.


Which organs does yellow fever affect?

Yellow Fever is a viral infection that causes damage to the liver, kidney, heart and gastrointestinal tract.


What's symptoms may include?

Major symptoms may include sudden onset of fever, yellowing of the skin (jaundice) and hemorrhage.


Which part of the world occurs?

It occurs predominately in South America, the Caribbean Islands and Africa.


Why Generation information about Yellow Fever?

Yellow Fever is a viral infection that causes damage to the liver, kidney, heart and gastrointestinal tract. Major symptoms may include sudden onset of fever, yellowing of the skin (jaundice) and hemorrhage.





It occurs predominately in South America, the Caribbean Islands and Africa. The disease is spread through bites of infected mosquitos.


Which season mosquito population increases?

Incidence of the disease tends to increase in the summer as the mosquito population increases, and it occurs year round in tropical climates.


Why Yellow Fever has two cycles?

the sylvan cycle in which mosquitos primarily spread the disease among forest-dwelling primates, and the urban cycle in which the infection is spread from human to human.


What's are the Signs & Symptoms of yellow fever?

The symptoms of Yellow Fever are the sudden onset of fever and chills along with headache, backache, generalized pain, nausea, vomiting, flushed face and infection of the inner eyelid.


The fever usually disappears after three days, reappearing several days later with new symptoms of jaundice, bleeding gums, soft palate hemorrhages, and the vomiting of blood (black vomit). The patient may go into shock during this phase.


Yellow Fever may also appear in a mild form with symptoms resembling influenza, malaria, dengue fever or typhoid. In this case, the fever usually lasts less than one week.


What's are the main Causes of yellow fever?

Yellow Fever is caused by a virus spread by the bite by an infected mosquito.


Initially, a mosquito acquires the disease by ingesting the blood of an infected host. The mosquito then transmits the infection to its next bite victim.


Why Affected Populations?

Yellow Fever affects males and females equally. People living in semitropical or tropical climates are at risk unless they are vaccinated against this infection.


People in southern areas of the United States, living near marshes and swamps may be at risk during the summer months. However, most cases of Yellow Fever occur in Africa and South America.





What's the Related Disorders?

Symptoms of the following disorders can be similar to those of Yellow Fever. Comparisons may be useful for a differential diagnosis.


Dengue Fever is a disease also transmitted by a mosquito bite and characterized by a skin rash and a high fever with severe pain in the head and muscles.


There is a sudden onset of symptoms with pain also occuring in the lower back, legs and joints. (For more information on this disorder, choose “Dengue Fever” as your search term in the Rare Disease Database.)


What's the Viral Encephalitis?

Viral Encephalitis is a disease characterized by fever, headache, vomiting, rigidity of the neck, lethargy and convulsions. Generalized muscular weakness and paralysis may also occur.


Why Malaria is a communicable disorder?

Malaria is a communicable disorder also spread through the bite of a mosquito. Symptoms include chills and fever, although not every case follows the same pattern.


What's are the symptoms?

Symptoms may begin a week after exposure to the mosquito or months later. (For more information of this disorder, choose “Malaria” as your search term in the Rare Disease Database.)


what's are the Standard Therapies?

The treatment of Yellow Fever is symptomatic and supportive.


Preventative measures consist of mosquito control and a vaccine that prevents development of the infection.


Immunity from a vaccination usually develops after 10 days and lasts for more than 10 years. In some cases, side effects associated with vaccination may occur five to 10 days later.


What's are the percentage of side effects?

These side effects affect approximately 5 percent of individuals receiving immunization and may include headache, fever, and/or aching muscles.

















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