Yellow Fever

By Paige Peck, Kristin Burnell, Ally Abramski

Pathogen that causes Yellow Fever

This disease is a viral hemorrhage disease. The pathogen yellow fever is caused by is an enveloped, single-stranded RNA virus. It is a Flavivirus, as well as a dengue virus, hepatitis C virus, West Nile virus, Japanese encephalitis virus, and the other viruses.

Symptoms to Yellow Fever

Some symptoms associated with this disease are fever, chills, serve headache, back pain, body ache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and weakness. The symptoms are typically mild and don't last long.


How Yellow Fever is Transmitted

Yellow fever is transmitted through Mosquitos. A mosquito is a slender long-legged fly with aquatic larvae. The bite of the bloodsucking female can transmit a number of serious diseases including malaria and encephalitis.


Cure to Yellow Fever

There is no cure for this disease, however there are ways to help get better quicker. In order to feel better you should rest, drink lots of fluids, Advil or pain killers to help reduce soreness and fever, lastly you should stay indoors and away from mosquitos.


Works Cited

Works Cited
Merrimack Webster Dictionary. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Nov. 2013. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mosquito>. This website is reliable, because it is current. The website has been copyrighted for 2013, which means that it has been recently reviewed. The website is an online reference of the dictionary, so you know it is reliable. When a dictionary goes through publication the definitions are reviewed by many experts.

“Yellow Fever.” Center for Disease Control. N.p., 13 Dec. 2011. Web. 11 Nov. 2013. <http://www.cdc.gov/yellowfever/vaccine/index.html>. Is a database source.