Yellow Fever Virus

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Yellow Fever Virus

A TEM micrograph of the yellow fever virus

This is how a Yellow Fever virus looks like.

The origin of the disease is most likely to be Africa, from where it was introduced to South America through the slave trade in the 16th century. In the 19th century, yellow fever was deemed one of the most dangerous infectious diseases.

The yellow fever virus is transmitted by the bite of female mosquitoes (the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti, and other species).

How does a person get infected by this virus?

Is there a cure?There is no cure for yellow fever, prevention is critical. The yellow fever vaccine is advised for adults and children over age 9 months who are traveling to or living in countries with a known risk of yellow fever.

The history of Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever virus


  • AAESHAHAMDAN 8 years ago

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    All about the Yellow Fever Virus :D

  • amalsaad 8 years ago

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    Aisha, great summing up of important facts. Great display. Good job!

  • AAESHAHAMDAN 8 years ago

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    Thank you miss Amal!