Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever

by Brian R. Shmaefsky



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Yellow Fever by Brian R. Shmaefsky

Yellow Fever is caused by a flavivirus carried by mosquitoes. Because a yellow fever vaccine is available, outbreaks today are limited to areas of Africa and South America with poor access to health care and the vaccine. Yellow fever symptoms include fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and nausea. Most cases recover in three to four days; about 15 percent of cases enter a second and deadly phase of the disease. Yellow Fever looks at the disease's symptoms and transmission, history, vaccine, and recent research.

Deadly diseases affect everyone. Although not all cases are fatal, each disease causes a degree of harm and discomfort to those whom it afflicts and sometimes can have long-lasting consequences. Each book in the series Deadly Diseases And Epidemics takes the reader through all aspects of a disease-from its history and causes or method of infection to its treatment and prevention. The books provide a foundation for understanding the basics of microbiology, immunology, and epidemiology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604132311
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/01/2009
Series: Deadly Diseases and Epidemics Series
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Date of Birth:

February 27, 1947

Date of Death:

December 26, 2007

Table of Contents

Forewod 6

1 The Yellow Fever Disease 8

2 Viral Diseases 20

3 Disease Course and Epidemiology 36

4 Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention 50

5 Yellow Fever and Other Modern Plagues 67

6 he Impact of Diseases on History 77

7 Future Directions in Controlling Viral Diseases 88

Notes 96

Glossary 97

Further Resources 107

Index 110

About the Author 118

About the Consulting Editor 118

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