Yellow fever

Epidemiology and transmission

  • Yellow fever virus is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of infected Aedes or Haemagogus species mosquitoes. Mosquitoes acquire the virus by feeding on infected primates (human or non-human) and then can transmit the virus to other primates (human or non-human).

  • Jungle (Sylavatic) cycle

  • Intermediate (Savannah)

  • Urban

  • Vaccination confers lifelong protection

  • Vaccine-associated viscerotrophic disease

  • History of discovery

  • (Jamies lec)