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Top 10 Signs and Symptoms of Yellow Fever

Kimberly Love

Yellow fever is a virus contracted through mosquito bites, which is commonly found in South America, Central America, and Africa. When visiting these areas be sure to use insect repellent even when wearing clothes because mosquitos have the ability to bite through thin fabrics. Another way to prevent infection is to get inoculated before traveling. Currently, the yellow fever vaccine is a single injection that consists of a living strain of the virus that has been weakened. Before traveling, it is a good idea to check the CDC website or ask your doctor what vaccinations are recommended and if any are required.

There is no cure for the virus. If you contract it, you will need to treat the symptoms with rest, fluids, and pain relievers. Here is a list of signs and symptoms to be on the lookout if you have traveled to a country in the affected parts of the world.

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