Yellow Fever Research Paper

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Yellow Fever
Yellow fever is a disease that can turn you yellow. Your eyes and skin can turn yellow because of damage to the liver. When you turn yellow the medical name for it is jaundice.
Yellow fever also disrupts the body's blood-clotting abilities, which leads to hemorrhagic complications (MedicineNet). How many people do you think have thought about dying from such a little creature?
Yellow fever is a deadly flu-like disease caused by mosquitoes. The disease can give you a high fever and turn your eyes and skin yellow, which is also known as jaundice. There are different stages of yellow fever. There is no cure for yellow fever, but it can be prevented with a vaccine (Healthline).
The yellow fever disease is transmitted by a mosquito
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Recognizing the first stage of yellow fever symptoms is a headache, joint and muscle aches, loss of appetite, shivers, and back aches. Mild cases of yellow fever include fever, headaches, nausea, and vomiting. Yellow fever can become serious with causing heart, liver and kidney problems including bleeding (Mayo Clinic). The toxic phase symptoms are decreased urination, abdominal pain, vomiting blood, seizures, and bleeding from the eyes, nose, and mouth. Fifteen percent of the people that make it to the toxic phase don’t live…show more content…
The main places its found in is South America, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru. Many people think yellow fever is found in Asia but its not. Yellow fever isn't found in Asia yet, but could because of the primate population and the types of the mosquitoes found there (softschools). Yellow fever is thought to be originated in Africa and brought to the Americas on ships during the slave trades (medicinenet). Yellow fever is present in thirty African countries. Ninety percent of the yellow fever cases occur in Africa and the other ten percent occurs in Central and South America

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