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Yellow fever in the Americas: risks for the Caribbean islands.

Abstract : Yellow fever (YF) is a viral hemorrhagic fever with a case fatality rate up to 50%. Yellow fever virus (YFV; Flaviviridae, Flavivirus) is an historical example of the first arbovirus identified as transmitted by a mosquito vector [1]. YFV is found in 44 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and tropical South America, and seven virus genotypes have been identified, five in Africa and two in America [2]. First isolated in West Africa in 1927, YFV is primarily transmitted in a forest cycle between non-human
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Gaelle Gabiane, Anna-Bella Failloux. Yellow fever in the Americas: risks for the Caribbean islands.. Virologie, John Libbey Eurotext 2019, 23 (6), pp.36-37. ⟨10.1684/vir.2019.0800⟩. ⟨pasteur-02434698⟩



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