Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Michelle Simmons
Yellow fever is a severe and life-threatening disease caused by the virus called Flavivirus. The virus is spread through mosquito bites. Mosquitoes become infected with the virus when they bite an infected human or monkey. The disease is characterized by a high fever and jaundice, which is the yellowing of the skin and eyes – hence the name “yellow fever.” It is most common in certain parts of Africa and South America.
The main side effects of yellow fever are high body temperature, a slow pulse, albuminuria, jaundice, congestion of the face, and hemorrhage or bleeding. In the initial stage, it can cause muscle aches, particularly at the back and knees; a high fever; dizziness; a headache; loss of appetite; nausea; shivers or chills; and vomiting. These typically disappear after seven to 10 days. However, around 15 percent of yellow fever patients enter a second stage, in which the side effects are more severe and may be life-threatening. These include recurring fever; abdominal pain; vomiting, sometimes with blood; tiredness, sluggishness, lethargy; jaundice; kidney failure; liver failure; hemorrhage; delirium, seizures, and sometimes coma; arrhythmias or irregular heartbeats; and bleeding from the nose, mouth, and eyes. Approximately 20 to 50 percent of people who go through the second stage die within two weeks, while those who recover do not generally have any organ damage and are immune for life.
Yellow fever damages the immune system and the whole body.
There is no information on what foods or nutrients exactly prevent yellow fever. Nonetheless, there are foods that you can eat that prevent mosquitoes from biting you. These include garlic and onions, apple cider vinegar, lemongrass, chili peppers, tomatoes, grapefruit, and beans and lentils.
There is no cure for yellow fever. However, there are herbal remedies that can help improve the side effects of the disease. Herbal remedies for yellow fever include the following:
Yellow fever is a severe and life-threatening disease spread by mosquitoes infected with Flavivirus.
Yellow fever mainly causes a high body temperature, a slow pulse, albuminuria, jaundice, congestion of the face, and hemorrhage or bleeding.
Foods that repel mosquitoes include garlic and onions, apple cider vinegar, lemongrass, chili peppers, tomatoes, grapefruit, and beans and lentils.
Yellow fever can be treated with fenugreek seeds, cayenne, feverwort, catnip, garlic, and goldenrod.
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