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yellow fever

At the start of the 21st century, the World Health Organization estimated that yellow fever causes 200,000 illnesses and 30,000 deaths every year in unvaccinated populations.
  tropical disease caused by a flavivirus transmitted by a mosquito
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  • At the start of the 21st century, the World Health Organization estimated that yellow fever causes 200,000 illnesses and 30,000 deaths every year in unvaccinated populations.
  • Yellow fever had broken out in Charleston, and "if it only gets among those 15,000 [prisoners] encamped on the race course it will make them beautifully less."
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • Nobody biting it from the plague or smallpox or yellow fever or whatever, because there is no glory in illness.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • He made England too hot to hold him, fled to Central America, and died there in 1876 of yellow fever.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles

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  • Do you think I show symptoms of yellow fever or cholera, that you are making post mortem arrangements with such zeal?
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • In the early twentieth century, when the laboratory occupied the entire fourth floor of the Biomedical Research Building, crews of technicians worked to eliminate the scourges of yellow fever, malaria, and cholera.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • While she was at her Ohio home on her vacation, the worst epidemic of yellow fever broke out in Memphis, Tenn.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • Rotting weeds have poisoned the air, and this poisoned air causes the yellow fever that devastates these wonderful countries.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Why, he had the yellow fever three times; twice at Nassau, and once at St. Kitts.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • What about diphtheria and yellow fever?
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon

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  • "Do you suppose I would take you to a nest of yellow fever?" cried Morris.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • The plague raged in the city then, as I’ve indicated, and he took her to the stinking cemeteries where the yellow fever and plague victims lay in heaps while the sounds of shovels never ceased all through the day and night.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • So they did not even miss him from town at first; it was the County Medical Officer who told your grandfather that he had yellow fever and that Judith had had him moved into the big house and was nursing him and now Judith had the disease too, and your grandfather told him to notify Miss Coldfield and he (your grandfather) rode out there one day.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • A colony of cormorants roosts on a stand of yellow fever trees near the water’s edge.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • In Philadelphia, beginning in August, yellow fever raged in the worst epidemic ever to strike an American city.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • By contrast, yellow fever, which is considered a highly lethal virus, kills only about one in twenty patients once they reach a hospital.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • Two are plotting a kidnapping, one is planning to smuggle dress shirts infected with yellow fever into his dresser drawers, and another intends to blow up the White House.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • She recalled how annoyed he had been because she could not remember whether the yellow fever mosquito was Anopheles or Stegomyia—or was it Aedes?—and suddenly she laughed in the night.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • …orange beads big as peach pits (to conceal the joining at the neck)-none of that, any more than the forest scene so unlike the Mississippi wilderness (that enormity she had been carried to as a bride, when the logs of this house were cut, her bounded world by drop by drop of sweat exposed, where she’d died in the end of yellow fever) or the melancholy clouds obscuring the sky behind the passive figure with the small, crossed feet-none of it, world or body, was really hers.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • I never did find out what yellow fever was.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • Yellow fever?
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Yellow Fever (which is a disease from tropical America and West Africa which causes a high fever, acute nephritis, jaundice and hemorrhages, and it is caused by a virus transmitted by the bite of a mosquito called Aedes aegyptl, which used to be called Stegomyia fasciata; and nephritis is inflammation of the kidneys).
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • They established an obligatory Chair of Cholera and Yellow Fever in the Medical School, and realized the urgency of closing up the sewers and building a market far from the garbage dump.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • "A woman dies of some illness and you talk of yellow fever?" the lawyer asked.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • Yellow fever.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • "Then came the Nazi occupation—my grandfather avoided having SS officers housed in the place by claiming my father had contagious yellow fever…which he didn’t, but it tricked the Germans into going elsewhere.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • We haven’t seen yellow fever in Philadelphia for thirty years.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • Robert has an appointment with the mayor this very day to insist that he put an end to the rumors of yellow fever.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • Nancy had vaccinations for yellow fever, Q fever, Rift Valley fever, the VEE, EEE, and WEE complex (brain viruses that live in horses), and tularemia, anthrax, and botulism.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • Yellow fever.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • Yellow fever.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • If the yellow fever were a soldier, you’d run itthrough with your famous sword and sit down to a hearty dinner.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • "It is not yellow fever," he said.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • "But Dr. Rush says yellow fever is spreading everywhere," Eliza said.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • Yesterday a physician I shall not name diagnosed yellow fever in an elderly woman.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • She died, but she didn’t have yellow fever.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • Your mother has yellow fever.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • Captain William Farnsworth Cook, Pennsylvania Fifth Regiment, here to escort you beyond the lines of the dread and terrible enemy, Yellow Fever, Miss Matilda.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • Yellow fever, William.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • Yellow fever.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • Now was the time the —th had so long panted for, to show their comrades in arms that they could fight as well as the Peninsular veterans, and that all the pluck and valour of the —th had not been killed by the West Indies and the yellow fever.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • This was no other than Captain William Dobbin, of His Majesty’s Regiment of Foot, returned from yellow fever, in the West Indies, to which the fortune of the service had ordered his regiment, whilst so many of his gallant comrades were reaping glory in the Peninsula.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • —Philip Freneau, Pestilence: Written During the Prevalence of a Yellow Fever, 1793.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • My sheets and shift were soaked through with sweat, blood, and the foul-smelling black substance that marked a victim of yellow fever.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • He doesn’t have yellow fever, if that’s what you’re asking.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • Some thought that black-skinned people couldn’t get yellow fever, but I had seen two sick in the hospital.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • Yellow fever was wrestling the life out of Philadelphia, infecting the cobblestones, the trees, the nature of the people.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • "Everyone else has died of yellow fever," I lied.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • —Philip Freneau, Pestilence: Written During the Prevalence of a Yellow Fever, 1793.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • Seeing her mother’s body, quite clearly a victim of yellow fever, on the bed seemed to make her mute.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
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