Organizational Pattern: Chronological
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: Teach the audience general facts about yellow fever throughout the years
Introduction: When most of you hear Yellow Fever, you probably think of a type of cold or flu, however what you may not consider is that it can be a very serious illness which can even lead to death.
Transition: Let’s start with the basics…
I. The Basics http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002341/ A. What is Yellow Fever? 1. Yellow fever is a virus that is carried by mosquitoes - Catchable if bitten by a mosquito that is infected with the virus
- Once bitten by an infected mosquito, symptoms usually develop in the following 3-6 days
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Facts About Yellow Fever http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs100/en/ 1. Of the people severely affected with yellow fever that remain untreated, 50% will not survive
2. “There are an estimated 200 000 cases of yellow fever, causing 30 000 deaths, worldwide each year”
3. “The number of yellow fever cases has increased over the past two decades due to declining population immunity to infection, deforestation, urbanization, population movements and climate change”
4. “There is no cure for yellow fever. Treatment is symptomatic, aimed at reducing the symptoms for the comfort of the patient.”
5. Vaccination is the most important preventive measure against yellow fever. The vaccine is safe, affordable and highly effective, and appears to provide protection for 30–35 years or more. The vaccine provides effective immunity within one week for 95% of persons vaccinated.
Conclusion: Now that you know that Yellow Fever is not just a cold or flu, but is actually a very serious illness, the symptoms, its history, treatments for it, Yellow Fever nowadays, and how to prevent it.
Yellow Fever. (2011, December 06). Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/