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Over the last few decades, the number of disease outbreaks has more than tripled, culminating in three major epidemics in recent years — Ebola, yellow fever, and Zika.
Almost 3 million travelers from countries with an active outbreak of yellow fever came to the U.S. in 2016, according to a report issued last month from the World Health Organization.
Mosquitoes, long spreaders of malaria and yellow fever, have more recently spread dengue, Zika and chikungunya viruses, and caused epidemic outbreaks, mainly in U.S. territories.
This year Brazil had its worst outbreak of yellow fever since the 1940s; 237 people have died.
In the early stages, diagnosis is difficult since Ebola can be difficult to distinguish from malaria, typhoid fever, meningitis, yellow fever and other infectious diseases.
Only one of the diseases in this category, yellow fever, has a vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
War and yellow fever had combined to deprive many young people of parents.
County officials now fear travelers may spread yellow fever to the U.S., which hasn't had an outbreak since 1905.
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YELLOW FEVER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of yellow fever for English Language Learners
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
YELLOW FEVER Defined for Kids
medical Definition of yellow fever
- Few Americans realize that yellow fever was not always a disease of the faraway tropics. In 1878, an outbreak of yellow fever—the virus carried to the United States in mosquitoes from Africa—killed 20,000 people in the Mississippi Valley.
- —Mary Roach, The New York Times Book Review, 5 Nov. 2006
- Although mass vaccination campaigns in Africa between the 1940s and 1960s led to the near disappearance of yellow fever, inadequately immunized populations and urbanization set the stage for the disease to reemerge. By the 1990s, there were an estimated 200 000 annual cases, with 30 000 deaths.
- —Clem Spalding, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 20 June 2007
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