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Yellow fever is spread by mosquitoes in certain areas of the world including parts of Africa and South and Central America.

You can reduce your risk of getting yellow fever while travelling by having the yellow fever vaccine and avoiding being bitten by mosquitoes.

Symptoms of yellow fever include a high temperature, headache and muscle pain. Some people also get more serious symptoms including jaundice.

Taking painkillers and drinking plenty of fluids can help ease the symptoms of yellow fever. Hospital treatment is needed for severe yellow fever.

Yellow fever is a serious infection spread by mosquitoes in certain parts of the world. The yellow fever vaccination provides protection against it.

Page last reviewed: 25/07/2023
Next review due: 25/07/2026