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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



yellow fever  listen  (YEH-loh FEE-ver)

  A disease caused by infection with the yellow fever virus, which is carried by mosquitos. Symptoms include body aches, chills, fever, severe headache, weakness, and a yellow skin color. Bleeding, vomiting, and failure of the liver and other organs may occur in late stages of the disease.