Yellow fever is caused by yellow fever virus, an enveloped RNA virus 40–50 nm in width, the type species and namesake of the family Flaviviridae. It was the first illness shown to be transmissible by filtered human serum and transmitted by mosquitoes, by Walter Reed around 1900.
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The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 struck during the summer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where the highest fatalities in the United States were recorded.The disease probably was brought by refugees and mosquitoes on ships from Saint-Domingue.
Yellow fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease. Yellow fever may also refer to: Yellow Fever, a 1975 blues-rock album by Hot Tuna; Yellow Fever!, a 2006 Latin-electronica album by Señor Coconut (Uwe Schmidt) Yellow Fever, 1982 play by R. A. Shiomi "Yellow Fever" (Supernatural), episode of the television series Supernatural
Yellow fever has been a source of several devastating epidemics. During one of Napoleon's campaigns to Japan in 1802, his troops were attacked by yellow fever on a grand scale. More than half of the army perished due to the disease.
The term yellow fever is analogous to the term jungle fever, an offensive slang expression used for racial fetishism associated with Caucasian women whose sexual interests focus on black men. Other names used for those with an Asian fetish are rice kings, rice chasers and rice lovers.
fever, elevation of body temperature above the normal level, which in humans is about 98°F; (37°C;) when measured orally. Fever is considered to be a symptom of a disorder r
1803: yellow fever - New York 1820 - 1823 : fever - United States spreading from the Schuylkill River 1831 - 1832 : Asiatic cholera - United States (brought by English immigrants)
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From Middle English fever, fevere, from Old English fefer, fefor (“fever”), from Latin febris (“a fever”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰ- (“to burn”). Replaced native Old English hriþ (“fever”). Compare also Saterland Frisian Fiewer,German Fieber, Danish feber, Swedish feber.(Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfiːvə/(General American) IPA(key): /ˈfivɚ/Rhymes: -iːvə(ɹ)Hyphenation: fe‧ver
fever (countable and uncountable, plural fevers) 1. A higher than normal body temperature of a person (or, generally, a mammal), usually caused by disease. 1.1. "I have a fever. I think I've the flu." 2. (usually in combination with one or more preceding words) Any of various diseases. 2.1. scarlet fever 3. A state of excitement or anxiety. 3.1. c. 1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Troylus and Cressida”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene ii]: 3.1.1. an envious fever 4. A group of stingrays.
fever (third-person singular simple present fevers, present participle fevering, simple past and past participle fevered) 1. To put into a fever; to affect with fever. 1.1. a feveredlip 1.1. c. 1606–1607, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Anthonie and Cleopatra”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene xiii]: 1.1.1. the white hand of a lady feverthee 2. To become fevered.fever in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.