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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yellow jack, yellow fever, black vomit(noun)

    caused by a flavivirus transmitted by a mosquito


  1. yellow fever(Noun)

    An acute febrile illness of tropical regions, caused by a flavivirus and spread by mosquitoes, characterised by jaundice, black vomit and the absence of urination.

  2. yellow fever(Noun)

    A term used to describe the attraction of a person of non-East Asian descent towards people of East Asian descent.


  1. Yellow fever

    Yellow fever, also known as Yellow Jack or "Yellow Rainer" and other names, is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease. The virus is a 40 to 50 nm enveloped positive-sense RNA virus, the first human virus discovered and the namesake of the Flavivirus genus. In high-risk areas where vaccination coverage is low, prompt recognition and control of outbreaks through immunization is critical to prevent epidemics. The disease may be difficult to distinguish from other illnesses, especially in the early stages. To confirm any suspicions from the case history and information on the patient's journeys abroad, the doctor must take a blood sample and then insert it through a laser scanner. The yellow fever virus is transmitted by the bite of female mosquitoes and is found in tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa, but not in Asia. The only known hosts of the virus are primates and several species of mosquito. The origin of the disease is most likely to be Africa, from where it was introduced to South America through the slave trade in the 16th century. Since the 17th century, several major epidemics of the disease have been recorded in the Americas, Africa, and Europe. In the 19th century, yellow fever was deemed one of the most dangerous infectious diseases.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Yellow Fever

    An acute infectious disease primarily of the tropics, caused by a virus and transmitted to man by mosquitoes of the genera Aedes and Haemagogus.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of yellow fever in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of yellow fever in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Francisco Sondane:

    The situation with the garbage is really bad, now we're grappling with yellow fever, but others will come.

  2. Health Minister Felix Kabange:

    I declare today a localized epidemic of yellow fever in the provinces of Kinshasa, Kongo Central and Kwango.

  3. Dilma Rousseff:

    Brazil and the world have lost the battle against dengue, but we won the war against yellow fever, which is carried by the same mosquito. We will win the war against Zika.

  4. Hernando Agudelo Ospina:

    This is an urban pattern of outbreak of Yellow Fever and it is much more complicated to tackle and deal with, the possibility of spreading out to other provinces or even to the all country is much higher than if it had happened in a rural area.

  5. Anthony Fauci:

    Someone who is probably a rural worker in the woods, in the forest, in the jungle gets bit by a mosquito who is infected with yellow fever but likely got it from a monkey, so it goes from animal to human, but it doesn't get into the population of Aedes aegypti, which are very frequent in the big cities like Rio de Janeiro.

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