treatment of yellow fever

by James Carroll

Publisher: American Medical Association in Chicago

Written in English
Published: Pages: 23 Downloads: 129
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Title from cover.

Statementby James Carroll.
The Physical Object
Pagination23p. ;
Number of Pages23
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19935249M

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Q fever is a nationally notifiable disease. TREATMENT. Doxycycline has been used most frequently, although fluoroquinolones remain an alternative. Pregnant women, children aged doxycycline may be treated with an antibiotic such as trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.

Treatment. No antiviral medications have proved helpful in treating yellow fever. As a result, treatment consists primarily of supportive care in a hospital. This includes providing fluids and oxygen, maintaining adequate blood pressure, replacing blood loss, providing dialysis for kidney failure, and treating any other infections that develop.

In this account, a journalist traces the course of the infectious disease known as yellow fever, “vividly [evoking] the Faulkner-meets-Dawn of the Dead horrors” (The New York Times Book Review) of this killer the course of history, yellow fever has paralyzed governments, halted commerce, quarantined cities, moved the U.S.

capital, and altered the outcome of by:   Yellow fever infection is diagnosed based on laboratory testing, a person’s symptoms, and travel history. There is no medicine to treat or cure infection. To prevent getting sick from yellow fever, use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and get vaccinated.

Four illustrations showing the progress of yellow fever in Observations sur la fièvre jaune, faites à Cadix, enEtienne Pariset and André Mazet, Paris, Courtesy National Library of Medicine. Yellow fever is a viral infection that damages the liver.

The resulting jaundice, or yellowing of the skin, is how the disease gets its name. There is no effective antiviral medication to treat yellow fever, so treatment consists of supportive care in a hospital.

This includes providing fluids, oxygen, making sure blood pressure is. A History of the Yellow Fever: The Yellow Fever Epidemic ofin Memphis, Tennessee.

Embracing a complete list of the dead, the names of the doctors and nurses employed, names of all who contributed money or means, and the name and history of the Howa (Paperback).

Yellow fever is a viral infection transmitted by a bite from infected mosquitoes most commonly found in parts of South America and Africa. When transmitted to humans, the yellow fever virus can Author: Rebecca Buffum Taylor.