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.
About the Author
Date of Birth:February 27, 1947
Date of Death:December 26, 2007
Table of Contents
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
Further Resources 107
About the Author 118
About the Consulting Editor 118