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There are constantly new or resurgent viruses, as in the case of the yellow fever outbreak in Angola in recent months.
My room, the William Winters Room, is haunted by the spirit of a voodoo priestess brought in to save a child named Kate from yellow fever.
For instance, the Aedes aegypti mosquito that spreads dengue, Zika and yellow fever, among other viruses, is finding more places to live.
Other sources, however, indicate Sarah and her children died of yellow fever.
On Key West, the victims of waves of yellow fever from the late 1800s are buried in the vast cemetery.
Mosquitoes carry microbes that cause devastating diseases, from the viruses behind Zika, dengue, and yellow fever, to the Plasmodium parasites that cause malaria.
In the early 1980s, Aedes albopictus, a mosquito species native to Southeast Asia that spreads dengue fever and yellow fever, turned up deep in the American South.
Mosquitoes infected with it in laboratory studies are unable to transmit dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever.
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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
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- 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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