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- What is yellow fever? What is the history of yellow fever?
- What causes yellow fever?
- How is yellow fever transmitted?
- What areas are high risk for contracting yellow fever?
- What is the incubation period for yellow fever?
- Is yellow fever contagious? How long is the contagious period for yellow fever?
- What are yellow fever symptoms and signs?
- How is yellow fever diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for yellow fever?
- How long does yellow fever last?
- What is the prognosis for people with yellow fever?
- Is it possible to prevent yellow fever?
- What are the side effects of the yellow fever vaccine?
- Where can people get more information on yellow fever?
Quick GuideTravel Health: Vaccines & Preventing Diseases Abroad
What areas are high risk for contracting yellow fever?
Yellow fever is endemic in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa and South America, though an estimated 90% of the cases reported occur in Africa. Most of the cases on the African continent occur in unvaccinated individuals who inhabit the sub-Saharan region. Though no cases of yellow fever outbreaks have ever been reported in Asia, this area remains a theoretical risk because the mosquitoes responsible for transmission, as well as the susceptible primates, are found there.
|Central African Republic||Paraguay|
|Congo, DRC||Sao Tome & Principe|
|Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)||Sierra Leone|
|The Gambia||Trinidad & Tobago|
Several factors determine an individual's risk of acquiring yellow fever during travel, including the area of travel, season, immunization status, duration of exposure, activities during travel, and the local rate of virus transmission.