Yellow Fever 1793
What Started Yellow Fever?
There are many things that start yellow fever like bacteria, female mosquitoes,African slaves and monkeys . People say that Yellow Fever started in Africa and it spread to the U.S.A when they bought slaves from Africa To America.
What are some Treatments of Yellow Fever?
Doctors treated yellow fever victims in the 1700's by draining there "bad blood". But now they treat yellow fever victims with shots and drugs. Drugs don't help a lot but they say for most patients need to get rest and drink plenty of liquids.
What is Yellow Fever like today?
Yellow fever is not like in the 1700's outbreaks, but outbreaks still occur mostly in Africa. In the hole world there are 30,000 deaths from Yellow fever victims. Today we get mild infections but in the 1700's the outbreaks were terrible in 1793, 5,000 people died in Philadelphia from Yellow Fever.
Impact on our lives today and the lesson we learned.
Yellow fever is a very contagious sickness and we can still get it but not as bad. A lesson I have learned is to be healthy and get my yearly shots because if you stay healthy you won't get sick, also wash your hands.
Map of where Philadelphia is located one of the main outbreaks occurred here!
Cefrey, Holly. Yellow Fever. New York: Rosen Pub. Group, 2002. Print.
Jurmain, Suzanne. The Secret of the Yellow Death: A True Story of Medical Sleuthing. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2009. Print.
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