Mosquitoes are the carriers and transmitters of Yellow Fever, a disease named so because of the jaundice that patients develop when they are affected by this viral infection. Jaundice affects the liver and results in a yellow pigmentation of the body. The period of incubation for this virus is 3-6 days. The first stage of the virus is known as the acute stage. In this stage the patient develops a fever, followed by shivering and muscle pain. He may also experience a loss of appetite along with nausea and vomiting. The second stage is highly toxic as the fever becomes more severe and the body becomes increasingly weak. The jaundice develops during this period followed by abdominal pain and bleeding from the mouth, nose and eyes.
HOW IS YELLOW FEVER DIAGNOSED?
Yellow fever is an endemic virus in the tropical regions of Africa and Latin America.