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Signs and Symptoms of Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is a deadly viral disease and mostly found in the Africa and South America regions. This viral infection is transmitted by infected mosquitoes in which patient suffered with high fever and jaundice. It is a viral flu disease that destroys the main internal organs of the body like liver, kidney and other organs. According to the WHO report, globally 30,000 people are died from the yellow fever every year. This viral flu is internationally known as a deadly disease along with incurability. Medically you can prevent this viral infection with the help of vaccine after the identification of symptoms. A professional doctor always start the treatment of yellow fever after the discussion based upon the symptoms, laboratory testing results, travelling history and physical findings. Basically there is no specific medical treatment for yellow fever virus.

Know about Symptoms

Here is the list of initial symptoms of yellow fever which is causes by the bite of infected female mosquitoes. In the initial days, there are no symptoms of yellow fever but after 4 to 6 days it develops quickly. The common symptoms of this flu disease are headache, chills, loss of appetite, back pain, nausea, vomiting and muscle pain. These symptoms belong to the acute phase and take care along with vaccine helps victims to recover quickly. But unawareness can leads this condition in to toxic phase. And this happened in most of yellow fever cases and patient experience serious symptoms like abdominal pain, nose bleeding, decreased urination, seizures, delirium etc. It is a deadly phase and can leads to the premature death if not treated as soon as possible.

Causes of Yellow Fever

This viral infection occurred due to the bite of infected female mosquitoes and virus known as Flavivirus. The transmission of Flavivirus in the human body contributes the yellow fever characterized by high fever and jaundice. The name of yellow fever comes from the appearance of yellowing skin and eyes. One more important thing, Yellow fever cannot be passed from one person to another.

The lack of vaccine increases the risk of yellow fever in the populated areas due to the presence of infected mosquitoes. Around the world, most of cases of yellow fever belong to the 32 countries of Africa and 13 countries in Latin America.

Diagnosis of Yellow Fever

Blood test examination helps your physician to identify the yellow fever. If you are experiencing flu symptoms and traveling in those areas where risk of yellow fever in higher then immediately contact with a professional physician. After the blood analysis, if you find positive then your physician will prescribe you Yellow fever vaccine. Still there is no cure for this viral infection and managing symptoms helps your body to fight against this disease.

How to prevent Yellow Fever

The only way to prevent yellow fever is vaccination and single shot is given to the patient. This vaccine holds the live weakened virus that improves the body immunity. Yellow fever vaccine is recommended by the physician and given to those patient who have 9 months of age or greater than this. This vaccine is only available in the registered vaccination centers and you can find out the address from your local hospital near you. It is necessary to approach a professional physician if you want to travel in the Africa or other countries (have higher risk of yellow fever). Yellow fever vaccine is very safe to use and its single dose offered the last-longer protection.

Side effects of Vaccination

The mild reaction of yellow fever vaccine includes headache, muscle aches and low level fever. These are not the life threatening effects and easily disappear after some time.