Yellow Fever virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas of Africa and South America. The virus is spread to people by the infected mosquito bite, Aedes, or Haemagogus species mosquitos.
Illness ranges from a fever with aches and pains to severe liver disease with bleeding and yellowing skin.
What are the possible side effects of receiving the Yellow Fever vaccine?
The side effects of the yellow fever vaccine are generally mild and include headaches, muscle aches, and low-grade fevers. Rarely, people develop severe or life-threatening reactions to the yellow fever vaccine.
Some people may have an increased risk of developing a reaction to the yellow fever vaccine:
• Between 6 and 8 months old
• Over 60 years old