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 423 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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Yellow Fever Vaccine Booster Doses: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, 2015.
 

Author(s): J Erin Staples, Joseph A Bocchini, Lorry Rubin, Marc Fischer,

Journal: MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.. 2015 Jun;64(23):647-50.

 

On February 26, 2015, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted that a single primary dose of yellow fever vaccine provides long-lasting protection and is adequate for most travelers. ACIP also approved recommendations for at-risk laboratory personnel and certain ...

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2015

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A public health risk assessment for yellow fever vaccination: a model exemplified by an outbreak in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.
 

Author(s): Ana Freitas Ribeiro, Ciléa Tengan, Helena Keico Sato, Roberta Spinola, Melissa Mascheretti, Ana Cecilia Costa França, Marcio Port-Carvalho, Mariza Pereira, Renato Pereira de Souza, Marcos Amaku, Marcelo Nascimento Burattini, Francisco Antonio Bezerra Coutinho, Luis Fernandez Lopez, Eduardo Massad

Journal: Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz. 2015 Apr;110(2):230-4.

 

We propose a method to analyse the 2009 outbreak in the region of Botucatu in the state of São Paulo (SP), Brazil, when 28 yellow fever (YF) cases were confirmed, including 11 deaths. At the time of the outbreak, the Secretary of Health of the State of São Paulo vaccinated one million ...

Last Updated: 7 May 2015

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The terms "Yellow fever" returned 15 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: 3 Feb 2016

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Immune Responses to Yellow Fever Vaccine
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Yellow Fever Vaccine

 

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2016

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Last Updated: 3 Feb 2016

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