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Yellow Fever   

What is Yellow Fever?

  • Yellow fever is a virus that is transmitted by infected aedes aegypti mosquitoes. 

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What is at risk of Yellow Fever?

  • Annually, there are around 200,000 cases of yellow fever worldwide, resulting in 30,000 deaths. 

  • The yellow fever virus is not common in the Western world and the majority of cases are from travellers who are not vaccinated visiting countries in Sub-saharan Africa and South America.

What are symptoms of Yellow Fever?

  • Most people who are infected with yellow fever virus will not show symptoms or will only experience minor illness.

  • Symptoms can include headache, nausea, fever, chills and in severe cases can cause bleeding, organ failure, jaundice or death.

  • Symptoms typically begin 3-6 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito.

What about the Yellow Fever vaccine?

  • The yellow fever vaccine is considered safe for most people.

  • The yellow fever vaccine is a live vaccine and is not recommended in

    • women who are pregnant or breastfeeding

    • , children younger than 9 months, o

    •  people who are over 60 and immunocompromised. people or taking medications that suppress the immune system

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