Thursday, October 25, 2012

Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is a serious viral infection transmitted by the female of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is found in tropical regions of South and Central America and Africa. The virus which causes yellow fever is the flavivirus, which has nucleic acid and replicates in the cytoplasm of the host cells. This tropical disease breaks out after a 5-day incubation periods; the symptoms include jaundice, high fever, headache, chills, vomiting, and gastrointestinal bleeding.