Yellow fever is a serious, potentially deadly flu-like disease spread by mosquitoes. It’s characterized by a high fever and jaundice. Jaundice is yell
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What Is Yellow Fever?
Signs and Symptoms of Yellow Fever
- muscle aches
- joint aches
- Yellow fever gets its name from the symptoms of jaundice.
- recurring fever
- abdominal pain
- vomiting, sometimes with blood
- tiredness, sluggishness, lethargy
- jaundice, which gives the skin and whites of the eyes a yellow tinge
- kidney failure
- liver failure
- delirium, seizures, and sometimes coma
- arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats
- bleeding from the nose, mouth, and eyes.
Transmission Of Yellow Fever
Causes Of Yellow Fever
How Is Yellow Fever Diagnosed?
- getting enough fluids, possibly through your veins
- getting oxygen
- maintaining a healthy blood pressure
- getting blood transfusions
- having dialysis if you experience kidney failure
- getting treatment for other infections that may develop
How Is Yellow Fever Prevented?
- people who have severe allergies to eggs, chicken proteins, or gelatin
- infants younger than 6 months old
- people who have HIV, AIDS, or other conditions that compromise the immune system
- low-grade fevers
- muscle pain
- soreness at the injection site
- in very rare cases, infants and older people may develop more serious reactions, such as encephalitis
The vaccine is considered extremely safe. A single dose provides protection for at least 10 years.
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Last modified: 14 Mar, 2019