an acute, often fatal, infectious febrile disease of warm climates, caused by an RNA virus transmitted by a mosquito, especiallyAedes aegypti, and characterized by liver damage and jaundice.
- Also called yellow jack.
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How to use yellow fever in a sentence
In 1793, there was a yellow fever outbreak and Philadelphians were dying in large numbers.Medical racism has shaped U.S. policies for centuries | Deirdre Owens | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
After losing both parents to yellow fever in 1878, she started teaching at age 16 in a rural Mississippi school to provide for her five younger siblings.My great-grandmother Ida B. Wells left a legacy of activism in education. We need that now. | Michelle Duster | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Some countries require evidence of a yellow fever shot before you can clear customs, and many schools will not let you enroll your children in school unless they’re up to date on mandatory immunizations.Will you have to carry a vaccine passport on your phone? | Lindsay Muscato | December 21, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
There are many existing vaccines that use this strategy, including those for measles, yellow fever, and seasonal influenza.Here’s where all the COVID-19 vaccine candidates currently stand | Kate Baggaley | December 18, 2020 | Popular-Science
One of Mount Vernon’s character interpreters, Matt Mattingly, who appears as George Washington’s secretary Tobias Lear, researched infectious diseases during colonial times, and found documents about a yellow fever outbreak.At tourist sites, masking up without diluting the experience | Vicky Hallett | November 23, 2020 | Washington Post
yellow fever ravaged Philadelphia in first few weeks of October 1793.
“Americans thought then we were at the cutting edge figuring out typhus and yellow fever,” says Bennett.
Beyond medical board or nursing association certification, candidates must have a valid passport and yellow fever vaccination.
At the time, New Orleans was a breeding ground for yellow fever and cholera.
He was going to places where there was malaria, yellow fever; they would get elephantitis.
On my mother's side—the Galloways—not a few lost their lives at Norfolk, from yellow fever, camp diseases and fatigue.Portrait and Biography of Parson Brownlow, The Tennessee Patriot | William Gannaway Brownlow
We do not know the cause of yellow fever despite the claims of Sanarelli that he has isolated the specific micro-organism.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
Six years later he was sent with a squadron to South America, and there he took the yellow fever and died.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
Poor Perry caught the yellow fever and died, and his ships came home without doing anything.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
He was state physician there, when Fernandina was stricken by the dread yellow fever, and the population was almost helpless.Historic Fredericksburg | John T. Goolrick
British Dictionary definitions for yellow fever
an acute infectious disease of tropical and subtropical climates, characterized by fever, haemorrhages, vomiting of blood, and jaundice: caused by a virus transmitted by the bite of a female mosquito of the species Aedes aegypti: Also called: yellow jack, black vomit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for yellow fever
A life-threatening infectious disease caused by a virus of the genus Flavivirus and characterized by fever, jaundice, and internal bleeding. Yellow fever occurs mainly in tropical regions of Africa and Latin America and is transmitted by mosquitoes.
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