Yellow fever

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

Persistence of Yellow fever virus outside the Amazon Basin, causing epidemics in Southeast Brazil, from 2016 to 2018.
 

Author(s): Izabela Maurício de Rezende, Lívia Sacchetto, Érica Munhoz de Mello, Pedro Augusto Alves, Felipe Campos de Melo Iani, Talita Émile Ribeiro Adelino, Myrian Morato Duarte, Ana Luísa Furtado Cury, André Felipe Leal Bernardes, Tayrine Araújo Santos, Leonardo Soares Pereira, Maria Rita Teixeira Dutra, Dario Brock Ramalho, Benoit de Thoisy, Erna Geessien Kroon, Giliane de Souza Trindade, Betânia Paiva Drumond

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Yellow fever (YF) is endemic in the Brazilian Amazon Basin, and sporadic outbreaks take place outside the endemic area in Brazil. Since 2016, YF epidemics have been occurring in Southeast Brazil, with more than 1,900 human cases and more than 1,600 epizooties of non-human primates ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Yellow fever.
 

Author(s): Marcelo Nóbrega Litvoc, Christina Terra Gallafrio Novaes, Max Igor Banks Ferreira Lopes

Journal: Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). 2018 Feb;64(2):106-113.

 

The yellow fever (YF) virus is a Flavivirus, transmitted by Haemagogus, Sabethes or Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The disease is endemic in forest areas in Africa and Latin America leading to epizootics in monkeys that constitute the reservoir of the disease. There are two forms of YF: ...

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Community knowledge, attitudes and practices on Yellow fever in South Omo area, Southern Ethiopia.
 

Author(s): Mengistu Legesse, Adugna Endale, Woldearegay Erku, Getachew Tilahun, Girmay Medhin

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Yellow fever (Yf) outbreak was recently reported in South Omo of Southern Ethiopia. This area was also highly affected by Yf outbreak in the 1960s. However, there is no reliable information on the level of community knowledge attitudes and practices about the disease in the area. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Yellow fever" returned 21 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 ...

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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.

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Questions regarding the safety and duration of immunity following live yellow fever vaccination.
 

Author(s): Ian J Amanna, Mark K Slifka

Journal: Expert Rev Vaccines. 2016 12;15(12):1519-1533.

 

The World Health Organization (WHO) and other health agencies have concluded that yellow fever booster vaccination is unnecessary since a single dose of vaccine confers lifelong immunity. Areas covered: We reviewed the clinical studies cited by health authorities in their investigation ...

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Immune Responses to Yellow Fever Vaccine
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Yellow Fever Vaccine

 

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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