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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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Yellow fever" returned 454 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Geographic patterns and environmental factors associated with human yellow fever presence in the Americas.
 

Author(s): Patricia Najera Hamrick, Sylvain Aldighieri, Gustavo Machado, Deise Galan Leonel, Luz Maria Vilca, Sonia Uriona, Maria Cristina Schneider

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In the Americas, yellow fever virus transmission is a latent threat due to the proximity between urban and wild environments. Although yellow fever has nearly vanished from North and Central America, there are still 13 countries in the Americas considered endemic by the World Health ...

Last Updated: 8 Sep 2017

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Global yellow fever vaccination coverage from 1970 to 2016: an adjusted retrospective analysis.
 

Author(s): Freya M Shearer, Catherine L Moyes, David M Pigott, Oliver J Brady, Fatima Marinho, Aniruddha Deshpande, Joshua Longbottom, Annie J Browne, Moritz U G Kraemer, Kathleen M O'Reilly, Joachim Hombach, Sergio Yactayo, Valdelaine E M de Araújo, Aglaêr A da Nóbrega, Jonathan F Mosser, Jeffrey D Stanaway, Stephen S Lim, Simon I Hay, Nick Golding, Robert C Reiner

Journal: Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Nov;17(11):1209-1217.

 

Substantial outbreaks of yellow fever in Angola and Brazil in the past 2 years, combined with global shortages in vaccine stockpiles, highlight a pressing need to assess present control strategies. The aims of this study were to estimate global yellow fever vaccination coverage from ...

Last Updated: 20 Aug 2017

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Last Updated: 11 Aug 2017

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The terms "Yellow fever" returned 20 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

T Cell-Mediated Immunity towards Yellow Fever Virus and Useful Animal Models.
 

Author(s): Alan M Watson, William B Klimstra

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The 17D line of yellow fever virus vaccines is among the most effective vaccines ever created. The humoral and cellular immunity elicited by 17D has been well characterized in humans. Neutralizing antibodies have long been known to provide protection against challenge with a wild-type ...

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2017

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Yellow fever vaccine-associated viscerotropic disease: current perspectives.
 

Author(s): Roger E Thomas

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To assess those published cases of yellow fever (YF) vaccine-associated viscerotropic disease that meet the Brighton Collaboration criteria and to assess the safety of YF vaccine with respect to viscerotropic disease.

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2016

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Yellow fever cases in Asia: primed for an epidemic.
 

Author(s): Sean Wasserman, Paul Anantharajah Tambyah, Poh Lian Lim

Journal: Int. J. Infect. Dis.. 2016 Jul;48():98-103.

 

There is currently an emerging outbreak of yellow fever in Angola. Cases in infected travellers have been reported in a number of other African countries, as well as in China, representing the first ever documented cases of yellow fever in Asia. There is a large Chinese workforce ...

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2016

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Immune Responses to Yellow Fever Vaccine
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Yellow Fever Vaccine

 

Last Updated: 20 Sep 2017

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Last Updated: 20 Sep 2017

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Human Immune Responses to The Yellow Fever Virus Vaccine
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Yellow Fever

 

Last Updated: 20 Sep 2017

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