By Peter Woodward
If you are traveling to the Sub-Saharan Africa or South America you may need to get the Yellow Fever vaccine a few weeks before traveling.
People may also receive transfusions of plasma to replace blood proteins that improve clotting.
You will not experience these symptoms until 3-6 days after you have contracted it.
Once you have had Yellow Fever, you are immune for life.
The organs that are affected by Yellow Fever are the kidneys and central nervous system.
History of Yellow Fever
The spread of Yellow Fever was a mystery until the late 1800s. Yellow fever seems to be in areas where Malaria is also high.
It did not appear to be spread from person to person.
It was thought to spread through water vapors or contact with water. This was believed because they thought this disease was common around bodies of water. This would be accurate because mosquitoes breed in water.
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