By: Cornelius Brozell
- On the Panama Canal, workers died from the mosquitoes spreading Yellow Fever.
- Eighty-Five percent of workers here hospitalized and 12,00 died.
Info on Disease
- It killed approximately 5,000 of 45,000 people living Philadelphia in 1793.
- There are two different types of yellow Fever Urban and Jungle
- Urban: Found in city areas
- Jungle: Found in forest
- There are three stages of the disease: Infection, Remission, and intoxication
- Fifteen percent of the Yellow Fever cases progress to serious form of the disease include high fever, jaundice, bleeding, shock and organ failure.
- There was an estimate 200,00 cases of Yellow Fever each year causing about 30,000 deaths worldwide.
- For approximately 15% of the infected people the illness occurs in the more severe form within 48 hours.
- There is a vaccine that has been out since 1937.
- The vaccine is very effective for preventing the spread of mosquito were controlled by a poison or pesticide called.
- They were courageous living through pain; such as, abdominal area, black vomit, and also very high fevers.
- They experience weakness and fatigue, but they have a lasting immunity to subsequent infections, and they do not have organ damage.
- Among those who develop the sever disease 20-50% die.
- Just wondering what the impact would be if animals and humans alike Yellow Fever were transmitted through animals.
The Deadly History of the Yellow Fever : Documentary on the Yellow Fever (Full Documentary