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Yellow Fever Virus

  1. Alan DT Barrett

Published Online: 22 JUL 2003

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001094



How to Cite

Barrett, A. D. 2003. Yellow Fever Virus. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Texas, Galveston, Texas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUL 2003


Yellow fever virus is a flavivirus that causes the disease yellow fever. The virus is found in tropical South America and subSaharan Africa. The disease varies from a febrile illness to a lethal haemorrhagic fever.


  • yellow fever;
  • arbovirus;
  • flavivirus;
  • haemorrhagic fever