Killing Yellow

By Kaleb Williams

Cause

Yellow Fever is a very fatal disease. It is caused by female Aedes Aegypti mosquito. This particular disease is spread through insect to human. Only the female Aedes Aegypti mosquito can spread this disease.

Locations and Transmitted

Yellow fever is in two continents, South America and Africa. Through all of Africa, it is in the tropics and in South America, it is in the subtropic areas. Brazil and Columbia are some of Africa's countries who are infected. Yellow Fever can be transmitted by the bite of female Aedes Agypti mosquitoes. It could also be spread to hunters that hunt in South America or Africa in jungles or farmers with bugs swarming around their farm and crops.

Symptoms

There are a lot of symptoms you could get from Yellow Fever. You could have sensitivity to light, loss of appetite, red eyes, face or tongue, yellowing of the skin and white of your eyes, etc. The most popular symptom that most people get is yellowing of eyes and skin and heart problems. These symptoms give a lot of pain.

Organs/Organs Systems and Curing

Yellow Fever can also damage your organs such as the heart, liver, and kidneys. The brains nervous systems may also get damaged. Doctors and scientists are trying to find ways to cure people when they get Yellow Fever. They provide fluids, replace blood loss, and use Jaundice, medical conditions of yellowing of the skin and eyes.

Prevention and Statistics

To prevent from getting Yellow Fever, doctors give some recommendations such as avoiding outside activities when mosquitoes are most out, be aware of locations, and use effective vaccine that lasts up to 10 years. Some of these still don't help. 50 percent of the people die from Yellow Fever. At least 20 out of 50 die if got Yellow Fever. Yellow Fever causes 200,000 infections, 30,000 deaths each year.

*Can It Be Eliminated*

Doctors are trying to decrease the population in female Aedes Aegypti mosquitoe. They still haven't found an effective cure. Only the 10 year vaccine. Scientists take various blood tests on people who have Yellow Fever.

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