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yellow fever

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

(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

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.

yel·low fever

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
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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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Kenya decided to carry the survey so as determine if there is circulation of the yellow fever virus," she said.
It is caused by the yellow fever virus (YFV) that is transmitted to humans through the bite of the Aedes or Haemagogus mosquitoes (Lindenbach 2007).
According to the company, proof-of-principle data has demonstrated that BCX4430 is efficacious and well tolerated in a preclinical disease model for evaluating efficacy against yellow fever virus infection.
Molecular testing failed to identify the yellow fever virus itself in CSF.
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