Definition of yellow fever in English:

yellow fever


  • A tropical viral disease affecting the liver and kidneys, causing fever and jaundice and often fatal. It is transmitted by mosquitoes.

    • ‘From dengue fever to malaria to yellow fever, this insect spreads more human illnesses than any other.’
    • ‘Traveling to exotic locales brings the risk of yellow fever, typhoid fever, hepatitis and other dangers.’
    • ‘In Liberia, the major health issue is infectious diseases, including yellow fever, cholera, typhoid, polio and malaria.’
    • ‘Mosquitoes, poisonous snakes and tropical diseases such as yellow fever and typhoid caused many to succumb.’
    • ‘There was a hearing in Parliament saying that the project was studying a mosquito that could transmit yellow fever, a disease that wasn't in India then.’
    • ‘Far more important is their role as vectors, transmitting some of the most serious tropical diseases such as yellow fever.’
    • ‘Malnutrition and tropical diseases, such as yellow fever and malaria, are serious problems.’
    • ‘These mosquitoes transmit yellow fever virus and dengue virus, which can cause dengue hemorrhagic fever.’
    • ‘But vaccination against deadly diseases such as yellow fever and malaria is essential.’
    • ‘Moreover, the only diseases that members are required to report are yellow fever, plague and cholera.’
    • ‘Vaccinations are available to people travelling to areas where they may be exposed to serious diseases such as malaria, typhoid or yellow fever.’
    • ‘There is no malaria in Seychelles, and yellow fever and other tropical diseases are not a problem either.’
    • ‘Also, you have to look into diseases like malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, and typhoid.’
    • ‘They are the menace of summer, spreading malaria, yellow fever, encephalitis and West Nile Virus.’
    • ‘This is dismissed by Holmes as a misinterpretation of the ravages of yellow fever and other tropical diseases.’
    • ‘Diseases like smallpox and yellow fever killed many.’
    • ‘Famous members of this family cause dengue fever, yellow fever and Japanese encephalitis.’
    • ‘The yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti is the most common vector of yellow fever and dengue fever flaviviruses.’
    • ‘In order to establish a colony of treehole mosquitoes he read everything he could about Aedes mosquitoes, which served as vectors for the yellow fever and dengue fever viruses.’
    • ‘Passengers were inspected for contagious diseases such as small pox, yellow fever, scarlet fever, and measles.’


yellow fever

/ˌyelō ˈfēvər/