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yellow fever

An infectious tropical disease caused by a flavivirus transmitted by mosquitoes of the genera Aedes, especially A. aegypti, and Haemagogus and characterized by high fever, jaundice, and often gastrointestinal hemorrhaging. Also called yellow jack.

yellow fever

(Pathology) an acute infectious disease of tropical and subtropical climates, characterized by fever, haemorrhages, vomiting of blood, and jaundice: caused by a virus transmitted by the bite of a female mosquito of the species Aedes aegypti. Also called: yellow jack or black vomit

yel′low fe′ver

an acute, often fatal, infectious febrile disease of warm climates, caused by a togavirus transmitted by a mosquito, esp. Aedes aegypti, and characterized by liver damage and jaundice. Also called yellow jack.

yel·low fever

A life-threatening disease caused by a virus and characterized by fever, jaundice, and internal bleeding. Yellow fever occurs mainly in tropical regions of Africa and Latin America and is transmitted by mosquitoes.
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Noun1.yellow fever - caused by a flavivirus transmitted by a mosquitoyellow fever - caused by a flavivirus transmitted by a mosquito
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact

yellow fever

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yel·low fe·ver

n. fiebre amarilla, enfermedad endémica de regiones tropicales debida a un virus que es transmitido por la picadura del mosquito hembra Aedes Aegypti y que se manifiesta con fiebre, ictericia y albuminuria.
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Nucleotide sequence of yellow fever virus: implications for flavivirus gene expression and evolution.
Analysis for other flaviviruses, prior yellow fever virus vaccination, and history of travel to dengueendemic regions, as well as PRNT, were completed to address this concern.
Advanced yellow fever virus genome detection in point -of-care facilities and reference laboratories.
Genomic and phylogenetic characterization of Brazilian yellow fever virus strains.
Yellow fever virus maintenance in Trinidad and its dispersal throughout the Americas.
Conversely, for each patient, yellow fever virus neutralizing activities were detected in plasma by a recently developed highly specific test based on a pseudoviral vector releasing pseudotype yellow fever virus-like particles (1).
Humans and monkeys represent the target patient population infected with yellow fever virus. Yellow fever infection can be lethal as it damages the liver and other internal organs.
Identifying these proteins could help design strategies to fight transmission of dengue fever as well as other diseases caused by viruses also transmitted by Aedes aegypti, such as Zika virus, chikungunya virus and yellow fever virus, the researchers said.
Dengvaxia uses a yellow fever virus vaccine as its genetic backbone, while TV003 uses a dengue virus backbone, he said.
A Food and Drug Administration-approved vaccine is available only for yellow fever virus. Many of the vectorborne diseases, including Lyme disease and West Nile virus, have animal reservoirs.
Vaccines are in development for Chikungunya, Zika, Dengue and yellow fever virus infections.
"People should understand that it's the mosquito transmitting the yellow fever virus," Rio Veterinary Center coordinator Fabiana Lucena told AFP.