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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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This was Y vad velen (the yellow plague), part of an epidemic outbreak noted across Britain.
But, in fact, the black did possess innate yellow fever immunities, immunities that medical science has yet to acknowledge let alone explain, but immunities that nevertheless are discernible within the history of black, white and red men and the yellow plague. [12]
Dr Bement says the confusion stems from the fact that many churches are dedicated to St Teilo in Wales - and in Brittany, where the saint spent seven years escaping the Yellow Plague, which swept through Britain in the 6th century.