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Yellow fever is a serious viral infection transmitted by
mosquitoes. It occurs mostly in Africa and South America. A vaccine is available that can prevent yellow fever.
Symptoms of yellow fever usually appear suddenly and may
There is no specific treatment for yellow fever. Many cases of
yellow fever are mild, and people recover completely within a few days to a
week. More severe cases may lead to serious bleeding, failure of the heart,
liver, or kidneys, and death within a week to 10 days.
Current as of:
May 22, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
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