Yellow Fever begins in a jungle where mosquitos carrying the yellow fever virus infect other primates, mostly monkeys (although no adverse effects occur). Next, mosquitos in the outlying plains and savannahs infect humans after biting Yellow Fever monkeys. In Africa, this case is the most common since villages and town...
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...e urban outbreaks. The continuing demographic shift in Africa—from rural agricultural areas to urban metropolises may result in less cases overall since less people inhabit the rural areas, but more severe and rapidly spreading outbreaks if the disease does occur (“Yellow Fever” Center for Disease Control). Also, increased logging, agriculture, and tourism in the Amazon may lead to more cases of Yellow Fever in South America. Hopefully a vaccine will be available to impoverished and remote populations in Africa and South America. Additionally, medicine to cure the disease may be developed by Biopharmaceutical companies, especially since the increased funding that they are receiving as a result of the Ebola outbreaks. Continuing measures to reduce mosquito populations would make rural areas safer to inhabit and cut down on not only Yellow Fever cases but also Malaria.
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