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 430 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Yellow fever urban outbreak in Angola and the risk of extension.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2016 Apr;91(14):186-92.

 

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2016

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Vaccination with Replication Deficient Adenovectors Encoding YF-17D Antigens Induces Long-Lasting Protection from Severe Yellow Fever Virus Infection in Mice.
 

Author(s): Maria R Bassi, Mads A B Larsen, Michael Kongsgaard, Michael Rasmussen, Søren Buus, Anette Stryhn, Allan R Thomsen, Jan P Christensen

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The live attenuated yellow fever vaccine (YF-17D) has been successfully used for more than 70 years. It is generally considered a safe vaccine, however, recent reports of serious adverse events following vaccination have raised concerns and led to suggestions that even safer YF vaccines ...

Last Updated: 18 Feb 2016

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Comment on "Is There a Risk of Yellow Fever Virus Transmission in South Asian Countries with Hyperendemic Dengue?".
 

Author(s): John T Cathey

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2015 ;2015():154146.

 

Last Updated: 22 Dec 2015

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The terms "Yellow fever" returned 16 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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The yellow fever 17D virus as a platform for new live attenuated vaccines.
 

Author(s): Myrna C Bonaldo, Patrícia C Sequeira, Ricardo Galler

Journal: Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2014 ;10(5):1256-65.

 

The live-attenuated yellow fever 17D virus is one of the most outstanding human vaccines ever developed. It induces efficacious immune responses at a low production cost with a well-established manufacture process. These advantages make the YF17D virus attractive as a vector for the ...

Last Updated: 8 Oct 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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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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