jungle yellow fever


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jun·gle yel·low fe·ver

a form occurring in South America, transmitted by Aedes leucocelaenus and various treetop mosquitoes of the Haemagogus complex; transmitted normally to primates, occasionally by chance to humans to set off a human outbreak of classical yellow fever transmitted by Aedes aegypti.
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During 1998 to 1999, 106 cases of jungle yellow fever were confirmed, with 40 deaths (37.7%).
Rio de Janeiro State is not endemic for jungle yellow fever, but in January 2000, the Oswaldo Cruz Institute confirmed a case of yellow fever in a 24-year-old woman who had traveled to a national park in Goias State on December 28, 1999, with a group of 17 persons.
Unvaccinated persons who visit yellow fever-endemic areas pose a high risk of introducing jungle yellow fever cases into nonendemic areas.