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Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is a serious disease caused by the yellow fever virus. It is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito and cannot be spread directly from person to person. It is found in certain parts of Africa and South America. The yellow fever vaccine is recommended for people traveling to these regions.

Yellow fever can cause:

  • fever and flu-like illness

  • jaundice (yellow skin or eyes)

  • liver, kidney, respiratory and other organ system failure

  • vomiting blood

  • death

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For Health Professionals
Yellow Fever Vaccine Program
 
 
Last modified on: 4/13/2010 5:13 PM