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Yellow Fever - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Yellow Fever in Urdu

یہ مچھروں کی وجہ سے پھیلنے والی ایک جان لیوا بیماری ہے جس کی علامات نزلہ زکام جیسی ہوتی ہیں۔ تیز بخار کے ساتھ یرقان کی علامات ظاہر ہو سکتی ہیں۔ اس بیماری کا اگرچہ کوئی علاج نہیں ہے لیکن ویکسین کے ذریعے اس سے حفاظت ممکن ہے۔ 

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Summary about Yellow Fever in English

Yellow fever is caused by a flavivirus and is a very serious disease that can lead to death if not treated. This virus is transmitted to human by infected mosquitos of Aedes species. These mosquitoes carry infection when they bite an infected human or animal. Yellow fever can cause high-grade fever, jaundice, hemorrhage, and can damage kidneys and liver. If you find any of the mentioned symptoms in yourself or a family member book your appointment with a good general physician right away. Timely treatment if this disease can save you from serious complications. To find and consult the best general physician in your city log on to

Symptoms of Yellow Fever

Symptoms of yellow fever start after getting infected. This disease propagates quickly as compared to other mosquito-borne diseases like malaria and dengue. Initially, it can cause symptoms like flu and others such as:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Pain in joints and muscles

The second phase of this disease can be recognized by the following symptoms:

  • Backache
  • Lack of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Flushing
  • Tremors

Most patients recover after the second phase of yellow fever. Those who are not cured can face serious complications mentioned below. Before this dangerous phase, symptoms of second phase resolve for a period of 24 hours. These symptoms than reoccur with severity with the following problems:

  • A decrease in the quantity of urine due to kidney damage
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Jaundice symptoms
  • Liver inflammation
  • Seizures
  • Heartbeat issues
  • Hemorrhages

Causes of Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is a serious infection transmitted by mosquitoes. The causative agent of this disease is Flavivirus. It spreads by the bite of infected mosquitos.

Risk Factors of Yellow Fever

People living in underdeveloped countries are at an elevated risk of yellow fever. As this disease spreads by mosquito bite so any location with mosquitos and infected animals or humans can add to the risk of this problem.

Preventive Measures of Yellow Fever

A safe and effective vaccine against yellow fever exists which is quite beneficial against this infection. Once the person gets the antigen its immune system prepares antibodies which make the person able to fight this infection.

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