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What can I do to prevent yellow fever?

What can I do to prevent yellow fever?

A vaccine is available for yellow fever. The disease no longer happens in the U.S. But talk with your healthcare provider to see if you need the shot before visiting areas where yellow fever still exists. People who have had yellow fever develop lifelong immunity. The CDC advises the vaccine for people 9 months and older who are traveling to or living in areas at risk for yellow fever in Africa and South America. Not being bitten by mosquitoes is another important part of preventing yellow fever. Use mosquito repellant that contains DEET and cover exposed skin when traveling in areas where yellow fever occurs. Use DEET cautiously in small children. Always follow label instructions. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants when outside. Use screens on windows and mosquito netting over beds.

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