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Yellow fever: a disease that has yet to be conquered.
Annu Rev Entomol. 2007; 52:209-29.AR

Abstract

Yellow fever virus (YFV) is the prototype member of the genus Flavivirus, a group of viruses that are transmitted between vertebrates by arthropod vectors. The virus is found in tropical regions of Africa and South America and is transmitted to primates by mosquitoes: Aedes spp. in Africa and Haemagogus and Sabethes spp. in South America. Despite the availability of an effective vaccine, yellow fever (YF) is considered a reemerging disease owing to its increased incidence in the past 25 years. Molecular epidemiologic data suggest there are seven genotypes of YFV that are geographically separated, and outbreaks of disease are more associated with particular genotypes. In addition, the risk of urban YF, owing to transmission of the virus by Aedes aegypti, is increasing in Africa, as is the potential of urban YF returning to South America. Both present serious potential public health problems to large population centers.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pathology, Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555-0609, USA. abarrett@utmb.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16913829

Citation

Barrett, Alan D T., and Stephen Higgs. "Yellow Fever: a Disease That Has yet to Be Conquered." Annual Review of Entomology, vol. 52, 2007, pp. 209-29.
Barrett AD, Higgs S. Yellow fever: a disease that has yet to be conquered. Annu Rev Entomol. 2007;52:209-29.
Barrett, A. D., & Higgs, S. (2007). Yellow fever: a disease that has yet to be conquered. Annual Review of Entomology, 52, 209-29.
Barrett AD, Higgs S. Yellow Fever: a Disease That Has yet to Be Conquered. Annu Rev Entomol. 2007;52:209-29. PubMed PMID: 16913829.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Yellow fever: a disease that has yet to be conquered. AU - Barrett,Alan D T, AU - Higgs,Stephen, PY - 2006/8/18/pubmed PY - 2007/3/14/medline PY - 2006/8/18/entrez SP - 209 EP - 29 JF - Annual review of entomology JO - Annu Rev Entomol VL - 52 N2 - Yellow fever virus (YFV) is the prototype member of the genus Flavivirus, a group of viruses that are transmitted between vertebrates by arthropod vectors. The virus is found in tropical regions of Africa and South America and is transmitted to primates by mosquitoes: Aedes spp. in Africa and Haemagogus and Sabethes spp. in South America. Despite the availability of an effective vaccine, yellow fever (YF) is considered a reemerging disease owing to its increased incidence in the past 25 years. Molecular epidemiologic data suggest there are seven genotypes of YFV that are geographically separated, and outbreaks of disease are more associated with particular genotypes. In addition, the risk of urban YF, owing to transmission of the virus by Aedes aegypti, is increasing in Africa, as is the potential of urban YF returning to South America. Both present serious potential public health problems to large population centers. SN - 0066-4170 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16913829/Yellow_fever:_a_disease_that_has_yet_to_be_conquered_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -