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Yellow Fever

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for yellow fever?

You can consult a general physician or infectious disease doctor.

2. How is yellow fever diagnosed?

Diagnosis of yellow fever is usually based on blood test that looks for antibodies against the viral infection.

3. What are the contraindications for the yellow fever vaccine?

Those who should not receive the yellow fever vaccine include:

Children below 9-months of age for routine immunization (or less than 6-months during an epidemic)

Pregnant women, except during a yellow fever outbreak when the risk of infection is high

Severe egg protein allergy

People with severe immunodeficiency (due to symptomatic HIV/AIDS or other causes)

Thymus disorder

4. In which countries is yellow fever seen?

Yellow fever is usually found in some countries in Africa and Latin America.

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