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

Yellow fever in Africa and South America, 2013.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2014 Jul;89(27):297-306.

 

Last Updated: 15 Jul 2014

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Localized bullous fixed drug eruption following yellow fever vaccine.
 

Author(s): Eric Y Sako, Ashley Rubin, Lorraine C Young

Journal: J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.. 2014 May;70(5):e113-4.

 

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2014

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Use of hub cutters and the volume of sharp waste and occurrence of needle-stick injuries during 2011 mass immunization campaigns against yellow fever in Ghana: a cohort study.
 

Author(s): E Agbenu, Y Chartier, J Eleeza, K O Antwi-Agyei, S Diamenu, O Ronveaux, W Perea

Journal: Int J Occup Environ Med. 2014 Jan;5(1):9-17.

 

Current WHO best infection control practices for injections do not address the use of hub cutters due to insufficient evidence on safety and efficacy.

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2014

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The terms "Yellow fever" returned 9 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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What a rheumatologist needs to know about yellow fever vaccine.
 

Author(s): Ana Cristina Vanderley Oliveira, Licia Maria Henrique da Mota, Leopoldo Luiz Dos Santos-Neto, Pedro Luiz Tauil

Journal: Rev Bras Reumatol. 2013 Apr;53(2):206-10.

 

Patients with rheumatic diseases are more susceptible to infection, due to the underlying disease itself or to its treatment. The rheumatologist should prevent infections in those patients, vaccination being one preventive measure to be adopted. Yellow fever is one of such infectious ...

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2013

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Phylogeographic reconstruction of African yellow fever virus isolates indicates recent simultaneous dispersal into east and west Africa.
 

Author(s): Andrew Beck, Hilda Guzman, Li Li, Brett Ellis, Robert B Tesh, Alan D T Barrett

Journal: PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013 ;7(3):e1910.

 

Yellow fever virus (YFV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that is a major public health problem in tropical areas of Africa and South America. There have been detailed studies on YFV ecology in West Africa and South America, but current understanding of YFV circulation on the African ...

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2013

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Human Immune Responses to The Yellow Fever Virus Vaccine
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Yellow Fever

 

Last Updated: 22 May 2014

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Last Updated: 22 May 2014

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Immune Responses to Yellow Fever Vaccine
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Prior Receipt of Yellow Fever Vaccine

 

Last Updated: 22 May 2014

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