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What is yellow fever?

Page last updated 10 July 2018

Yellow fever is a serious viral disease transmitted by a specific type of mosquito (known as Aedes aegypti). It is found in parts of Africa and Central and South America. The name of the disease comes from the fact that people with serious infections have yellow skin and eyes (jaundice) caused by infection of their liver.


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Sources & Citations

  1. Victoria State Government. Better Health Channel. Tetanus. Available at: (accessed 16 April 2018).

SPANZ.STAMA.18.05.0185a - Date of preparation May 2018