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Yellow Fever

 

Yellow fever is a viral disease that may lead to hemorrhage and death.

Causes

  • Yellow fever virus
  • Bite of an infected mosquito

Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Back pain
  • Muscle cramps and pain
  • Bleeding into the skin
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Black vomit containing blood
  • Delirium or mental confusion
  • Organ failure
  • Jaundice
  • Coma
  • Death

Treatment
There is no cure for this disease but symptoms can be managed by:

  • Resting
  • Consuming plenty of fluids
  • Intravenous fluids
  • Blood replacement
  • Dialysis

Prevention

  • Vaccination before travelling to prone areas
  • Avoiding mosquito bites when travelling to prone areas.