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That boosts sales for travel vaccines unavailable on the NHS, such as yellow fever.
Brazil is suffering its worst outbreak of yellow fever in decades.
Sao Paulo state has seen the most dramatic jump in cases of yellow fever.
The yellow fever vaccination is in low supply in the United States due to a production shortage.
The Brazilian government, despite launching a mass vaccination drive to try to contain the spread of yellow fever, has struggled to reach everyone, particularly the most vulnerable residents.
Other floats in the Rex parade include one for St. Louis Cathedral, the descendant of a church built the year of the city’s founding, and the yellow fever, which killed more than 41,000 people between 1815 and 1905.
Other floats in the Rex parade include one for St. Louis Cathedral, the descendant of a church built the year of the city's founding, and the yellow fever, which killed more than 41,000 people in the area between 1815 and 1905.
This program targets Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which spread Zika, dengue, yellow fever and other viruses.
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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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