Yellow fever

Common Name(s)

Yellow fever

Yellow fever is a viral infection spread by infected mosquitoes, common in South America and in sub-Saharan Africa. Once bitten, symptoms usually appear within 3 to 6 days, progressing in three stages. In stage 1, infection, symptoms include headaches, muscle and joint aches, fever, flushing, loss of appetite, vomiting, and jaundice. In stage 2, remission, fever and other symptoms go away. In stage 3, intoxication, problems with many organs occur, including heart, liver, and kidney failure, bleeding disorder, seizures, coma, and delirium. Yellow fever can cause severe damage leading to internal bleeding or death.

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The terms "Yellow fever" returned 355 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Yellow fever in Africa and the Americas, 2014.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2015 Jun;90(26):323-34.

 

Last Updated: 29 Jun 2015

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Notes from the field: fatal yellow fever vaccine-associated viscerotropic disease--Oregon, September 2014.
 

Author(s): Malini DeSilva, Arun Sharma, Erin Staples, Byron Arndt, Wun-Ju Shieh, Jim Shames, Paul Cieslak,

Journal: MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.. 2015 Mar;64(10):279-81.

 

In September 2014, a previously healthy Oregon woman in her 60s went to a hospital emergency department with malaise, dyspnea, vomiting, and diarrhea of 3-5 days' duration. She reported no recent travel, ill contacts, or dietary changes. Six days earlier, she had received a single ...

Last Updated: 20 Mar 2015

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[Control discourses and power relations of yellow fever: Philadelphia in 1793].
 

Author(s): Seohyung Kim

Journal: Uisahak. 2014 Dec;23(3):513-41.

 

1793 Yellow fever in Philadelphia was the most severe epidemics in the late 18th century in the United States. More than 10% of the population in the city died and many people fled to other cities. The cause of yellow fever in the United States had close relationship with slaves and ...

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2015

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The terms "Yellow fever" returned 14 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Live virus vaccines based on a yellow fever vaccine backbone: standardized template with key considerations for a risk/benefit assessment.
 

Author(s): Thomas P Monath, Stephen J Seligman, James S Robertson, Bruno Guy, Edward B Hayes, Richard C Condit, Jean Louis Excler, Lisa Marie Mac, Baevin Carbery, Robert T Chen,

Journal: Vaccine. 2015 Jan;33(1):62-72.

 

The Brighton Collaboration Viral Vector Vaccines Safety Working Group (V3SWG) was formed to evaluate the safety of live, recombinant viral vaccines incorporating genes from heterologous viruses inserted into the backbone of another virus (so-called "chimeric virus vaccines"). Many ...

Last Updated: 8 Dec 2014

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Is there a risk of yellow fever virus transmission in South Asian countries with hyperendemic dengue?
 

Author(s): Suneth B Agampodi, Kolitha Wickramage

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2013 ;2013():905043.

 

The fact that yellow fever (YF) has never occurred in Asia remains an "unsolved mystery" in global health. Most countries in Asia with high Aedes aegypti mosquito density are considered "receptive" for YF transmission. Recently, health officials in Sri Lanka issued a public health ...

Last Updated: 24 Dec 2013

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Efficacy and duration of immunity after yellow fever vaccination: systematic review on the need for a booster every 10 years.
 

Author(s): Eduardo Gotuzzo, Sergio Yactayo, Erika Córdova

Journal: Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.. 2013 Sep;89(3):434-44.

 

Abstract. Current regulations stipulate a yellow fever (YF) booster every 10 years. We conducted a systematic review of the protective efficacy and duration of immunity of YF vaccine in residents of disease-endemic areas and in travelers to assess the need for a booster in these two ...

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2013

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Human Immune Responses to The Yellow Fever Virus Vaccine
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Yellow Fever

 

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2015

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Immune Responses to Yellow Fever Vaccine
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Yellow Fever Vaccine

 

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2015

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Last Updated: 21 Jul 2015

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