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As the name suggests, yellow fever comes with evident signs of skin getting yellow and it is a highly contagious and viral disease. Symptoms here include high fever, chills in different parts of the body, pain in the abdominal area and also yellow urine. Even though the disease starts off in the liver it gradually spreads and has symptoms quite similar to that of jaundice.
HOW IS YELLOW FEVER DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of yellow fever is done through a urine or blood tests though liver scans are also suggested.
HOW IS YELLOW FEVER TREATED?
The treatment procedure for includes medicines like Ribavirin and other antiviral drugs that help in fighting the liver damage. One can also be given paracetamol as a form of fever and pain relief. Rehydration therapies are also given alongside for faster healing.
DID YOU KNOW?
Vaccination is the most important means of preventing yellow fever. In high-risk areas where vaccination coverage is low, prompt recognition and control of outbreaks using mass immunization is critical for preventing epidemics. It is important to vaccinate most (80 % or more) of the population at risk to prevent transmission in a region with a yellow fever outbreak.