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

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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Molecular Differentiation of the African Yellow Fever Vector Aedes bromeliae (Diptera: Culicidae) from Its Sympatric Non-vector Sister Species, Aedes lilii.
 

Author(s): Kelly Louise Bennett, Yvonne-Marie Linton, Fortunate Shija, Martha Kaddumukasa, Rousseau Djouaka, Gerald Misinzo, Julius Lutwama, Yiau-Min Huang, Luke B Mitchell, Miriam Richards, Eric Tossou, Catherine Walton

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Yellow fever continues to be a problem in sub-Saharan Africa with repeated epidemics occurring. The mosquito Aedes bromeliae is a major vector of yellow fever, but it cannot be readily differentiated from its non-vector zoophilic sister species Ae. lilii using morphological characters. ...

Last Updated: 8 Dec 2015

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A randomised double-blind clinical trial of two yellow fever vaccines prepared with substrains 17DD and 17D-213/77 in children nine-23 months old.
 

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Journal: Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz. 2015 Sep;110(6):771-80.

 

This randomised, double-blind, multicentre study with children nine-23 months old evaluated the immunogenicity of yellow fever (YF) vaccines prepared with substrains 17DD and 17D-213/77. YF antibodies were titered before and 30 or more days after vaccination. Seropositivity and seroconversion ...

Last Updated: 31 Oct 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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