Yellow Fever Essay

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Prevention and redemption:
The mortality rate of yellow fever: 15% to more than 50%.There is no cure CURRENTLY available that’s why it’s indispensable that you get prevention through vaccination. It is especially recommended for those who travel to foreign countries and high risk areas. It can be administered as early as nine months old and does require booster shots every ten years. Other effective forms of prevention are avoiding mosquitos, using mosquito repellant, getting rid of standing water, and avoiding peak mosquito hours (around dawn and dusk).

The culprit in the spreading
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Where does it spread?

Wanted Dead or Alive:
Flavivirus febricis
Causing Yellow fever all over South America and Africa! August 27th 2013 What is the virus in question?
The virus in question is Flavivirus febricis.
What disease does this virus cause?
Flavivirus febricis causes…. the yellow fever. Yellow fever is hard to diagnose or distinguish from other flaviviruses, like malaria, dengue, and viral hepatitis. Some people have no symptoms at all; others begin showing symptoms 3-6 days after exposure.There are 3 steps: 1. “Early stage: Headache, muscle and joint aches, fever, flushing, loss of appetite, vomiting, and jaundice are common. After approximately 3 - 4 days, often symptoms go away briefly (remission).
2. Period of remission: After 3 - 4 days, fever and other symptoms go away. Most people will recover at this stage, but others may move onto the third, most dangerous stage (intoxication stage) within 24 hours.
3. Period of intoxication: Multi-organ dysfunction occurs. This may include heart, liver, and kidney failure, bleeding disorders, hemorrhage, and brain dysfunction including delirium, seizures, coma, shock, and death.”-
How is this pathogen spread?
Transmission is from infected mosquitos to vertebrates, monkeys and…