Symptoms of Yellow Fever

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In many cases, the disease is asymptomatic and can go unnoticed.  

When symptoms do appear, it tends to be after an incubation period of 3-6 days. It is most common for the patient to present non-specific symptoms such as:  

Thermometer with a danger signal indicating fever


Closed stomach, lack of appetite and anorexia

Loss of appetite. 

Woman vomiting into the toilet

Nausea or vomiting. 

Woman with generalised pain

Muscular pain. 

Person with hand on temple with headache


Person with jaundice or yellowing of the skin and mucous membranes

After the initial symptoms subside, some patients present a second, more serious phase of the disease, which can involve complications such as haemorrhaging and multiple organ failure, for example of the liver or kidneys. In this phase, it is very common for the skin to turn yellow, which gives the disease its name.    

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