Aedes Aegypti-Yellow Fever Frankie koetting and kate davidson

-In Cuba during the 1900s, several people were becoming sick at once and no one knew the cause. To help find the cause of the mysterious disease, James Carroll allowed an infected mosquito to feed on him. This made him develop a severe case of yellow fever, but he helped his partner, Walter Reed, prove that yellow fever was tranmitted by mosquitoes.
-Yellow fever is an RNA virus of the genus Flavivirus. It comes from an infected mosquito bite. Symptoms include high fever, liver damage resulting in severe yellowing of the skin (jaundice), and head/muscle aches.
-Yellow fever is spread by the bite of an infected female mosquito. Mosquitos acquire the virus by feeding on infected primates. The fever has three transition cycles: jungle (sylvatic), intermediate (savannah), and urban.
-There is no specific treatment for yellow fever; however, staying hydrated and using pain relievers is beneficial. Vaccination is the best way to prevent yellow fever, especially if you are traveling.
-The Rockefeller Foundation's International Health Commission discovered the causative agent of YF and the team produced a vaccine and antiserum. This helped various doctors and scientists to cure numerous patients. The oncoming of this disease caused lots of suffering, but helped inform people to be safe around bugs. Through all the testing and research done for YF, it had broadened our perspective on diseases in West African countries.

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