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Meaning of YELLOW FEVER

Pronunciation:  'yelow'feevur

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  caused by a virus transmitted by a mosquito
 
 Synonyms: black vomit, yellow jack
 
 See Also: infectious disease

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Yellow fever is an infectious disease caused by a virus and transmitted by mosquitoes between humans. It is characterized by severe headache, aching in the legs, hypotension and jaundice. Treatment is supportive (treats symptoms rather than curing the infection), but prevention by vaccination is highly effective.
 

 

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