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Causes of Yellow fever

Primary Cause of Yellow fever

The primary cause of Yellow fever is the result:

  • of an infectious agent.

Yellow fever Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Yellow fever:

Yellow fever: Geographical Location Profile

Geographical Profile for Yellow fever: Tropical regions of Africa, Central America and South America....more »

Geographical Profile for Yellow fever: Yellow fever occurs only in Africa and South America . In South America... (Source: excerpt from Yellow FeveróDisease and Vaccine: DVBID) ...more »

Yellow fever: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Yellow fever, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Yellow fever:

Yellow fever: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Yellow fever: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Yellow fever:

  • Urban yellow fever - usually spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
  • Jungle yellow fever - spread by various jungle mosquitos.
  • more types...»

Causes of Broader Categories of Yellow fever: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Yellow fever as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Yellow fever as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Yellow fever. Our database lists the following as having Yellow fever as a complication of that condition:

What causes Yellow fever?

Article excerpts about the causes of Yellow fever:
All flaviviruses (e.g., West Nile [shown here], St. Louis encephalitis, dengue, Japanese encephalitis, tick-borne encephalitis, yellow fever, etc.) share a common size (40-60nm), symmetry (enveloped, icosahedral nucleocapsid), nucleic acid (positive-sense, single stranded RNA approximately 10,000-11,000 bases), and appearance in the electron microscope. Therefore, images of West Nile virus are representative for this group of viruses. (Source: excerpt from West Nile Virus Virology: DVBID)

Related information on causes of Yellow fever:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Yellow fever may be found in:


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