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yellow fever

noun

medical : a serious disease that causes fever and often yellowing of the skin and that is passed from one person to another especially by the bite of mosquitoes

Full Definition of YELLOW FEVER

:  an acute infectious disease of warm regions (as sub-Saharan Africa and tropical South America) marked by sudden onset, prostration, fever, and headache and sometimes albuminuria, jaundice, and hemorrhage and caused by a flavivirus (species Yellow fever virus of the genus Flavivirus) transmitted especially by the yellow-fever mosquito

First Known Use of YELLOW FEVER

1738

yellow fever

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of YELLOW FEVER

:  an acute infectious disease of warm regions (as sub-Saharan Africa and tropical South America) marked by sudden onset, prostration, fever, and headache and sometimes albuminuria, jaundice, and hemorrhage and caused by a single-stranded RNA virus of the genus Flavivirus (species Yellow fever virus) transmitted especially by the yellow-fever mosquito—called also yellow jack

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