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Yellow Fever

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Yellow fever is caused by a virus that is transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. The word "yellow" in the name refers to the jaundice that affects some patients.
Yellow fever is found in tropical areas of Africa and South America.
There is no cure for yellow fever. Fortunately, the majority of infected patients improve and their symptoms disappear after 3 to 4 days. However, 15% of patients enter a second, more toxic, phase of the disease. About half of the patients who enter the second phase die within 10 to 14 days, the rest recover.
Vaccination is the most important preventive measure against yellow fever.
Yellow Fever Vaccine Schedule
People (older than 9 months of age) should only be vaccinated if they are at risk of exposure to yellow fever virus or require proof of vaccination for country entry. A single dose of vaccine is effective in providing protection from yellow fever.
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Trusted Websites
Yellow Fever
Yellow Fever
General information about the disease and vaccination from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Destinations
Destinations
Use the map or scroll down to the A-Z list of countries below to select a destination and get travel health information for that location, including vaccination requirements
Global Travel Health Directory
Global Travel Health Directory
Provides information on travel clinic locations in your area and more from the International Society of Travel Medicine
Travel Immunization
Travel Immunization
Steps to take before you travel internationally, from the American College of Physicians
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Video Library
Video: Reconnaissance for Yellow Fever in the Nuba Mountains, Southern Sudan, 1954
Reconnaissance for Yellow Fever in the Nuba Mountains, Southern Sudan, 1954: An Epidemiological Expedition into the Interior of Africa: In the early 1950s, Dr. Telford H. Work and Dr. Richard Moreland Taylor traveled to the Sudan to study an outbreak of yellow fever. Flying to Khartoum, they took their equipment by train to El Obeid, and by jeep to the Nuba Mountains (spanning the southern part of the present-day post-partition Sudan and the northern part of South Sudan). Accompanied by Dr. Mansour Ali Haseeb, they wound their way through the region, collecting blood samples from people and primates, and ended at Wau, from which the samples were airlifted back to Khartoum. The film was originally silent. Produced in its current form by Dr. Martine Jozan Work, it lies at the juncture of home movie, expeditionary report, and documentary.
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Personal Testimonies
Stories of suffering and loss
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More Yellow Fever Information
International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis
International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis
Download certificate for free from the WHO website
Travelers' Health Website: Typhoid Fever
Travelers' Health Website: Typhoid Fever
Chapter from CDC's Yellow Book
 
This page was reviewed on August 3, 2014
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