Yellow Fever Virus (Flaviviridae)

Ashley E Strother, Alan D.T. Barrett

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Yellow fever virus is a flavivirus that causes the disease yellow fever. The virus is found in tropical South America and sub-Saharan Africa, and is maintained in a primate-mosquito transmission cycle. The disease varies from a febrile illness to a lethal haemorrhagic fever. There is no antiviral treatment but there is a very effective live attenuated vaccine, strain 17D.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Virology
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1-5, Fourth Edition
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780128145166
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Arbovirus
  • Flavivirus
  • Haemorrhagic fever
  • Liver
  • Max theiler
  • Monkey
  • Mosquito
  • Vaccine
  • Yellow fever

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Immunology and Microbiology


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