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Yellow fever virus, a flavivirus, is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. Illness ranges in severity from a self-limited febrile illness to severe hepatitis and hemorrhagic fever. Yellow fever disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings, laboratory testing, and the possibility of exposure to infected mosquitoes. There is no specific treatment for yellow fever; care is based on symptoms. Steps to prevent yellow fever include use of insect repellent, protective clothing, and vaccination. Yellow fever occurs in tropical regions of Africa and in parts of South America. Yellow fever is a very rare cause of illness in U.S. travelers. The last epidemic of yellow fever in North America occurred in New Orleans in 1905.
Genome editing tool used to render male mosquitoes infertile and slow disease spread

Genome editing tool used to render male mosquitoes infertile and slow disease spread

Researchers identify new therapeutic targets for flaviviruses

Researchers identify new therapeutic targets for flaviviruses

Study on AEG12 mosquito protein could lead to therapeutics against deadly viruses

Study on AEG12 mosquito protein could lead to therapeutics against deadly viruses

Study shows how antibodies fight Zika virus

Study shows how antibodies fight Zika virus

New method to track how yellow fever mosquito moves through environment

New method to track how yellow fever mosquito moves through environment

Scientists use genomics to track the outbreak of Yellow fever virus in São Paulo

Scientists use genomics to track the outbreak of Yellow fever virus in São Paulo

Researchers trace neurons in mosquitoes that sense blood's distinctive flavor

Researchers trace neurons in mosquitoes that sense blood's distinctive flavor

Researchers develop new tools that control the balance of genetic inheritance

Researchers develop new tools that control the balance of genetic inheritance

Rapid drug development yields potential treatment for yellow fever

Rapid drug development yields potential treatment for yellow fever

CD8+ T cells can help develop vaccines against Japanese encephalitis, Zika fever

CD8+ T cells can help develop vaccines against Japanese encephalitis, Zika fever

Study clears potential obstacle to using gene drive strategy to control mosquitoes

Study clears potential obstacle to using gene drive strategy to control mosquitoes