Yellow Fever

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Yellow Fever
Mersadez Polendo
Medical Terminology – HLHS 101
April 9, 2015
Marleen Miller

Fevers, chills, loss of appetite, nausea, muscle pains and headaches; all of these symptoms just from a little bite by a female mosquito. Only affecting humans, other mammals, and even more species of mosquitoes. The disease is hard to point out from other flus, especially in the beginning stages. Some people get better within a week period. Some of those who improve in a day think it’s all over but then the fever returns as the pains do. Damage is caused to liver which can only mean the virus is getting worse. I choose this topic because it caught my attention and as I read about it I was intrigued more. I never knew about this virus so I thought about learning something new.

Yellow Fever
In the article Yellow Fever introduction explains at one time Yellow fever was the scariest diseases. A wide spread of vaccinations successfully making the virus under control for about 40 years and more in the mid-20s. Although late 1980s it returned putting risk in the West and Central Africa (The Yellow fever initative: an introduction, 2015). Yellow fever is transmitted from a bite of a mosquito in jungles and tropical rainforests. Another word for the Yellow fever is Yellow Jack or Black Vomit. The yellow that in the name is from jaundice which affects most patients. This disease is the first disease that which an insect is who vector carried this infectious disease. The virus replicated near the site at which where it has injected into the body. In the article Philip S. Hench Walter Reed Yellow Fever Collection states when outbreak of this virus started in New Orleans in the early 1900’s the death toll was much lower than the past. From a Cuba doctor named Carlos Finlay told about the mosquitos transmitting the yellow fever virus. Even though he had proof of his…...

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