YELLOW FEVER
Description


 
  Symptoms
Abdominal pain Dehydration Delirium
Chills Eyes - yellowness Fever
Head - ache Hemorrhage  Liver - swollen
Muscles - aching Nausea Seizure
Skin - pale (pallor) Urination - decrease Vomiting
  Description
Yellow fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito, which is the primary vector. It carries the virus, an arbovirus of the flavivirus genus, from one host to another, mainly between monkeys, from monkeys to humans, and from person to person. It gets its name from the yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice).

The virus is endemic in tropical areas.

Most people experience a first phase with flu-like symptoms that disappear after 3 to 4 days. Then, follow a second phase of remission that lasts for one or two days. However, 15% of patients enter a third, more toxic phase, in which the patient gets severe symptoms such as high fever, hemorrhage, jaundice, vomiting blood, seizures, and multiple organ dysfunction.

Yellow fever is difficult to diagnose, especially during the early stages. The virus incubates in the body for 3 to 6 days.
  Diagnosis
Blood tests can detect yellow fever antibodies produced in response to the infection.
  More information:
Yellow Fever Treatment
Yellow Fever Healthcare Centers
 

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