yellow fever


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yellow fever

n.
An infectious tropical disease caused by a flavivirus transmitted by mosquitoes of the genera Aedes, especially A. aegypti, and Haemagogus and characterized by high fever, jaundice, and often gastrointestinal hemorrhaging. Also called yellow jack.

yellow fever

n
(Pathology) an acute infectious disease of tropical and subtropical climates, characterized by fever, haemorrhages, vomiting of blood, and jaundice: caused by a virus transmitted by the bite of a female mosquito of the species Aedes aegypti. Also called: yellow jack or black vomit

yel′low fe′ver


n.
an acute, often fatal, infectious febrile disease of warm climates, caused by a togavirus transmitted by a mosquito, esp. Aedes aegypti, and characterized by liver damage and jaundice. Also called yellow jack.
[1730–40]

yel·low fever

(yĕl′ō)
A life-threatening disease caused by a virus and characterized by fever, jaundice, and internal bleeding. Yellow fever occurs mainly in tropical regions of Africa and Latin America and is transmitted by mosquitoes.
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Noun1.yellow fever - caused by a flavivirus transmitted by a mosquitoyellow fever - caused by a flavivirus transmitted by a mosquito
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
Translations

yellow fever

nfebbre f gialla

yel·low fe·ver

n. fiebre amarilla, enfermedad endémica de regiones tropicales debida a un virus que es transmitido por la picadura del mosquito hembra Aedes Aegypti y que se manifiesta con fiebre, ictericia y albuminuria.
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