Yellow Fever

A fatal fever that turns eyes and skin yellow.

What is Yellow Fever?

Yellow Fever is a very fatal illness caused by the Aedes Aegypti Mosquito. The illness damages the liver which makes the skin and eyes turn yellow.

What are the symptoms?

Some of the symptoms include: Fever, headache, red to the eyes, skin, and face, dizziness, sensitivity to light, vomiting or nausea, loss of appetite, aches in the muscles, back, and knees, yellow of skin and eyes, cause of death within 6-7 days of showing symptoms.

How to prevent it

Get the vaccine. Get the shot before you travel. Get the shot every ten years. Wear clothes the cover most of the body. Use good bug repellent. If you are 60 or older you are at more risk to get yellow fever. If you are pregnant or have a very young child avoid travel.

What climate is yellow fever common?

Well yellow fever isn't exists in Iowa, but it is very common in worm, wet tropical places. It also exist is Africa and use to in parts of Europe.

Historical Perspectives

Yellow Fever was very common in the 17-19th centuries. Doctors had no idea what the cause was back then, it wasn't until the 1900 they figured it out. At first doctors thought the cause was dirty condition, litter, animal rotting, and human waste. Also there are 200,000 cases around the world each year, 30,000 result in death. In the late 1600-1700 every 7-10 deaths accrued.

Statistics

30,000 out of 200,000 die every year. 20-50% of people die. Victims only have 6-7 days after showing the symptoms. Yellow Fever killed 7-10 people in 1600-1700. 17-19th centuries yellow fever was very common and killed many people.

Places yellow fever is common

Yellow fever is very common in Sub Saharan Africa, Tropical Africa, Africa and South Africa.

The cause of yellow fever

The only two causes for yellow fever is the Aedes Aegypti Mosquito or spreading it through body fluids. Yellow fever is a very cottages and dangerous illness.

Fixing it

The only way of fixing it is to get the vaccine, get screen windows, wear clothes that cover the body, and to use bug repellent. Make sure young children and adults 60 or older have been vaccinated.

Similar Diseases

Simialr diseases include: Malaria, Dengue Fever, and Riftvally Fever. All of these are common in a couple different ways. One way is they are all spread by a mosquito.

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