Yellow Fever and Yellow Fever Vaccine-Associated Disease

Yellow fever is a viral hemorrhagic fever occurring in parts of South America and Sub-Saharan Africa

Elizabeth D. Barnett

2010

Scholarcy highlights

  • Yellow fever is a viral hemorrhagic fever occurring in parts of South America and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Resurgence of the disease in endemic countries and recognition of vaccine-associated neurologic and viscerotropic adverse events have led to increased interest in defining the risk of YF for travelers versus the risk of vaccine-associated disease
  • Balancing these risks is the most important issue in advising travelers regarding immunization against yellow fever

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