Yellow fever is a type of virus known as a flavivirus. The virus is transmitted through mosquito bites. It can be spread from one host to another, usually between monkeys, or from monkeys to humans, or from person to person.
Yellow fever symptoms
Typical symptoms of yellow fever include:
- high temperature (fever)
- nausea and vomiting
- muscle pain, including backache
- jaundice – yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by liver damage
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