[Yellow fever--a tropical danger].MMW Fortschr Med. 2004 Aug 05; 146(31-32):36-7.MF
Yellow fever is an acute life-threatening viral infection. In the case of the urban type, the virus is transmitted from one human to another by the Aedes mosquito vector. In particular travelers to Africa from non-endemic areas run a high risk of clinical disease in case of infection. For prophylaxis, a reliable live virus vaccine is available.