Health Ministry Stating The Yellow Fever Outbreak

The study finding out the yellow fever outbreak in Ivory Coast; where the researchers identifying that cases on yellow fever; and one person has died in recent weeks during an outbreak in Ivory Coast. But many cases was identifying from the west africa; most of the cases have being conforming. Eighty-nine people have contracting yellow fever and one person has died in recent weeks during an outbreak in Ivory Coast.

It recommended that any unvaccinated people be vaccinated against yellow fever. The outbreak occurs in the context of a dengue outbreak; the ministry said, adding that dengue and yellow fevers are viral diseases transmitted by the same mosquito. The vector control measures that have been implemented to deal with dengue also work for the yellow fever outbreak.

Yellow fever outbreak

As Yellow fever is a hemorrhagic condition that can lead to a high fevers, bleeding into the skin, and cell death in the liver and kidneys. If enough liver cells die, liver damage occurs, leading to jaundice, a condition in which the skin takes on a yellowish color. It is an acute, systemic disease, meaning that it starts suddenly, and it affects the whole body. The Flavivirus causes yellow fever.

In early June, 130 cases of dengue were reporting including two deaths; with the authorities launching a major mosquito control campaign. Abidjan is going through the end of its rainy season, which spurs mosquito breeding. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimate that in 2013, there were between 84,000 severe cases of fever and between 29,000 and 60,000 fatalities. About 90 percent of all cases occur in Africa.

Life-threatening conditions

The flavivirus is believing to be endemic among monkeys; that live in the tree tops of the jungle, known as the jungle canopy, in many parts of Africa and the Americas. These areas include parts of Africa, especially sub-Saharan Africa, tropical South America, and some parts of the Caribbean. If the infected mosquito passes the flavivirus on to a person who is in the jungle, that person may become a source of infection when they return to their community. They can go on to infect other people.

Symptoms of yellow fever including high fevers, vomiting and muscle aches; usually manifest themselves three to six days after a person is bit by an infecting mosquito. If a mosquito bites a monkey that has the fever, they can pass it to humans. This can lead to outbreaks. The infection caused by fever is usually mild, but in some cases can be life-threatening and result in kidney and liver failure.