Yellow Fever Symptoms
Yellow Fever is a virus that you may get if you are bitten by mosquitoes. It is common in South America and sub-Saharan Africa. The elderly are more at risk of getting severe infection.
Yellow fever has 3 stages:
Infection:Headache, muscle and joint aches, fever, flushing, loss of appetite, vomiting, and jaundice are common. Symptoms often go away briefly after about 3-4 days
Remmission:Most people get better during this period of time. Others will submit to the fever, which comes back in 24 hours.
Intoxication:Problems with many organs occur. This may include heart, liver, and kidney failure, bleeding disorders, seizures, coma, and delirium.Symptoms may include:
Irregular heart beats(arrhythmias), bleeding (may progress to hemorrhage), coma, decreased urination, delirium, fever, headache, yellow skin and eyes (jaundice), muscle aches, red eyes, face, tongue, seizures, vomiting, possibly vomiting blood
( Taken From http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/yellow-fever/overview.html )
If you will be traveling to an area where yellow fever is common:
- Sleep in screened housing
- Use mosquito repellents
- Wear clothing that fully covers your body
(Credited to http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/yellow-fever/overview.html#Treatment)