Infectious Diseases Project 2015


Yellow Fever

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Yellow Fever is a disease that is most common in Africa and South America that causes severe discomfort and has a high mortality rate, of the estimated over 200,000 cases of Yellow Fever, 30,000 cases end in death. Since it is so dangerous, it is important to know how to prevent and treat it if someone ever wanted to travel to either of those places. The disease is relatively easy to avoid, all someone really need to do is avoid mosquitoes either by wearing protective clothing or by avoiding high density mosquito areas. If one were get Yellow Fever, they would surely regret it, since the side effects include head and muscle aches, fever, vomiting blood, yellow skin and eyes, seizures and the possibilities of a coma or even death (University of Maryland Medical Center, 2015)!

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