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CDC working to keep yellow fever vaccine from running out

It has been a year since the Zika outbreak hit the U.S. and now, health officials are worried about fighting another mosquito-borne virus - Yellow fever. And the U.S. supply of vaccines is due to run out by mid-summer.

Does studying yellow fever offer Zika clues?

As cases of Zika virus increase there is considerable investigation and research into the virus. One area being looked at for clues is yellow fever virus. A second area involves the use of mouse models.

Call to cut yellow fever vaccine dose

United Nations officials have recommended a cut to the standard dose of yellow fever vaccine, by 80 percent in emergencies, in order to preserve stocks.

World on brink of global crisis as yellow fever threat grows

In response to the severity of the yellow fever epidemic in Angola, other African countries and China, the WHO convened an emergency session to address the global health threat on May 19. But some experts say WHO has not gone far enough.

WHO: Yellow fever outbreak in Angola kills 178 people

Viana - The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursday that the first yellow fever outbreak in Angola in over 30 years has killed 178 people.

Viral story linking Zika virus, microcephaly to Monsanto debunked

A spate of stories linking birth defects to Monsanto instead of the Zika virus have been widely debunked, and Monsanto spoke out on the issue Monday in order to clear up "rumors and misinformation."

Op-Ed: Technology and the art of modern warfare Special

As we humans have evolved, so has our technology. That's especially true when it comes to modern warfare. We now have DREAD guns, self-tracking bullets, cyborg insects, and laser avengers.

Panama Canal to limit ship size due to drought caused by El Niño

Panama City - A drought triggered by an El Niño is prompting the Panama Canal Authority to place restrictions on the size of ships allowed through the famed canal. Beginning Sept. 8, the maximum draft (depth in the water) will be cut to 39ft. (11.89m).

Sudan's outbreak of yellow fever worst in past 20 years

Experts claim that the outbreak of yellow fever currently affecting Sudan is the worst the world has experienced in the past 20 years.

WHO says almost 100 dead from Yellow Fever in Darfur

In the last six weeks more than 100 people have died from yellow fever in the Darfur region of Sudan. Today WHO warned that the disease could spread across the war torn nation.

Yellow fever outbreak in northern Uganda, claims 45 people

Around 45 people have died as a result of the yellow fever outbreak that struck in nine districts in northern Uganda, with another 178 people infected with the disease.

1.27 million Receive Yellow Fever Vaccinations in Paraguay

Recent cases of yellow fever lead to the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare (MSPBS) of Paraguay vaccinating more than 1.27 million people against yellow fever in 18 departments

Yellow Fever Step-up Triggers Off Presidential Statement

Brazil's President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva was quick on the trigger during his state visit to Cuba last Tuesday. He stated that "there is no risk of yellow fever epidemic in Brazil." The Health Minister supported him while bad reports are on the rise.

Yellow Fever Makes Another Victim in Brazil

Almir Rodrigo da Cunha, 47, businessman, died of yellow fever in the town of Maringa, State of Parana, Brazil, last Friday. He had been to Caldas Novas, a popular vacation resort in the State of Goias, from Dec. 20 to Jan.1.

Yellow Fever: Minister Discards Risk of Epidemic

The Brazilian Minister of Health denied last Sunday that there is a yellow fever epidemic in Brazil. He said no yellow fever cases have been reported in the country since 1942. Meanwhile, people are rushing to health care centers for immunizing shots.
 

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YF-VAX is the only yellow fever vaccine approved for use in the United States.
YF-VAX is the only yellow fever vaccine approved for use in the United States.
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Persian Gulf-Jan. 5  2009
Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Tina Close administers a yellow fever shot to ...
Persian Gulf-Jan. 5, 2009 Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Tina Close administers a yellow fever shot to Engineman Fireman Sony Ngeburi aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Starkey
The Aedes aegypti mosquito responsible for yellow fever.
The Aedes aegypti mosquito responsible for yellow fever.
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There is no specific treatment for yellow fever  which is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito ...
There is no specific treatment for yellow fever, which is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito which also spreads Zika, dengue and chikungunya
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People getting yellow fever vaccination in Angola.
People getting yellow fever vaccination in Angola.
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