John Libbey Eurotext



Yellow fever in the Americas: risks for the Caribbean islands Volume 23, issue 6, Novembre-Décembre 2019

Institut Pasteur,
Department of Virology, Arboviruses and Insect Vectors,
25, rue du Docteur-Roux,
75724 Paris cedex 15,
* Correspondence

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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