Yellow fever is a disease carried by female mosquitoes. The species of mosquito that carry yellow fever are native to sub-Saharan Africa and South America, but can also be found in other areas. Although it may be rare in developed countries, yellow fever is endemic in impoverished areas where people cannot afford to get vaccinated.
There is no specific treatment for yellow fever, but vaccination can prevent it.
Last reviewedMay 2014by David L. Horn, MD, FACP
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