-Scientific name: flavivirus and topotypes
XWhere: Philadelphia, Cuba, and South Africa
XWhen: 1800, 1881, 1901, and 1939
XWhy: It was researched because so many people were infected who were coming to America, and so many people were getting infected by the virus who lived near the port. XHow: It was researched with the Aedes Aegypti mosquito and studied the people who were infected by the virus. oDiscovered
XWhen: From 1793 to 1822
XWhere: In port cities of the United States.
oMajor Doctors associated with
XDr. Benjamin Rush, Dr. Carlos Finlay, and Dr. Max Theiler. -What it affects: It affects the immune system for life.
-Where it affects: It mainly affects the liver which destroys it and accumulation yellow bile pigments in the skin. -When it affects: After you are infected, it takes three to six months for the yellow fever to develop. -Why it affects: ?
-How it affects: ?
-Organizations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
-Famous people infected: N/A
-Interesting Facts: Yellow fever was the first human microbial disease discovered to be caused by an agent. It also could be filtered, and yet was smaller than any known bacteria.
What is yellow fever? You might think it is a fever that¡¦s yellow or you might turn yellow when you get this fever. You won¡¦t turn bright yellow, but the pigment in your skin will turn a little bit yellow. Yellow fever is a mosquito-borne and viral disease caused by a yellow fever virus. This disease happens in tropical and subtropical areas. From 1793 to 1822 yellow fever was one of the harshest disease in port cities if the United States. Yellow fever was an exotic disease. Yellow fever was considered a disease of the tropics. It entered the lives of American men who voyaged to the West Indies....