Yellow Fever (cont.)
Steven Doerr, MD
Steven Doerr, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician. Dr. Doerr received his undergraduate degree in Spanish from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He graduated with his Medical Degree from the University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado in 1998 and completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine from Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, Colorado in 2002, where he also served as Chief Resident.
Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP
Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP is the Chair of the Department of Medicine at Michigan State University. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt Medical School, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Indiana University.
In this Article
- What is yellow fever? What is the history of yellow fever?
- What causes yellow fever?
- How is yellow fever transmitted?
- What areas are high-risk for contracting yellow fever?
- What is the incubation period for yellow fever?
- What are yellow fever symptoms and signs?
- How is yellow fever diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for yellow fever?
- What is the prognosis for people with yellow fever?
- Can yellow fever be prevented?
- Where can people get more information on yellow fever?
- Yellow Fever At A Glance
- Find a local Doctor in your town
Where can people get more information on yellow fever?
"Yellow Fever," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
"Yellow Fever," World Health Organization (WHO)
- Yellow fever is an infectious disease caused by the yellow fever virus.
- Yellow fever is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected mosquitoes.
- Yellow fever is endemic in areas of Africa and South America.
- The symptoms of yellow fever include fever, headache, and muscle aches, with some patients going on to develop life-threatening complications.
- Yellow fever is diagnosed clinically, with laboratory confirmatory testing available.
- The treatment for yellow fever is supportive.
- Yellow fever can be prevented by vaccination and mosquito-control measures.
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